Posts by Devon Cupery

MEDIA RELEASE: Minnesota religious, spiritual leaders call on top state officials to oppose Line 3 police violence

TWIN CITIES – August 17, 2020 – In a strongly worded letter to ranking state officials, more than 400 religious and spiritual leaders from around Minnesota are calling on government leaders to rein in law enforcement responses to the inevitable protests against Enbridge Line 3 –- should the line be approved and built. Indigenous people…

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Voter Reflection Guide by Interfaith Power & Light

As people of faith and spiritual practice, we believe the 2020 election is a referendum on the values that will shape our future. How can we unite to heal our democracy? How do we honor the dignity of every person? What policies will help us confront the global crises that are reminding us of our…

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Add your name: Spiritual leaders opposing police brutality

In partnership with RISE Coalition, we are circulating a sign-on letter for religious and spiritual leaders to preempt police violence against Indigenous water protectors. All of us have the right to peacefully protest injustice, but too often we have seen a brutal and racist police response, from the streets of Minneapolis to Standing Rock. Please…

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Welcome to Liz Loeb!

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is thrilled to welcome Liz Loeb to our team as Associate Director. Liz Loeb is a civil rights attorney and community organizer with twenty years of experience working in political and social movements for justice. A graduate of Brown University, Liz holds a law degree from NYU School of Law…

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Pledge to Act for Collective Liberation

Across the country and around the world, we are witnessing a profound uprising for liberation and justice. The murder of George Floyd sent grief and anger through the hearts of our cities, and people are engaging in massive resistance. This movement is about justice for victims of racist police violence, and it’s bigger than that too.…

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Interfaith Letter: Protect Minnesotans in Jails and Prisons

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to grow, Minnesotans living in jails are prisons are facing a dangerous health crisis. In most living quarters, social distancing is nearly impossible, and the coronavirus is already spreading at many facilities. The first Minnesotan in prison to test positive for COVID-19 happened on March 30th in Moose…

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COVID-19 Update from MNIPL

We hope that you and your loved ones are well. We are writing in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, with updates to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our community. The outbreak represents a serious threat to public health, and we encourage you to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible…

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2019 Annual Report Published

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available for viewing online, beautifully designed by artist Patricia Lamas. Read stories about faith community climate leadership, our Youth N’ Power program, community-owned solar and much more. Thanks to volunteer Jessie Roelofs for contributing two excellent narrative articles to the report. Gratitude to our network for the ways you’ve…

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Thank you: MNIPL Climate Justice Night

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who took part in MNIPL Climate Justice Night on March 5th. We recognize that we’re very fortunate to have spent this time together, as public health guidelines around the Covid-19 outbreak have shifted significantly since the event. In response to Covid-19, we are postponing upcoming events or moving…

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