Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) provides the training, skills, and resources to nurture hope in faith communities and to make a positive difference in addressing climate change.
We invite your community to host a workshop! Contact [email protected] to coordinate an event.
In this 1-2 hour workshop, we share stories of connection and explore how our faith calls us to act in response to climate change. We help participants connect with their values and what they care about most, before articulating together the realities of our changing climate.
Be the Spark Workshops
Through our Be the Spark! leadership development workshops, we train people of faith to be powerful organizers in the climate movement. We offer 1-2 hour custom workshops as well as a 4-day training held in annually in February & March. The program focuses on messaging, organizing tools, facilitation training, and deep relationship building. Learn more
Solar House Parties
Is your faith community interested in getting involved with local, renewable energy? We'll talk about solar options for your family and faith community, demystify Community Solar gardens and more, all while having fun at our Solar House Parties! Learn more
Mindful Direct Action Trainings
In spring 2018, more than 500 faith leaders signed a letter to Governor Dayton in moral opposition to the proposed Line 3 pipeline, due to the harm it would cause to the Anishinaabe people and global climate. To grow awareness and understanding, we host climate conversations focused on Line 3, as well as faith-based/ Mindful Direct Action trainings.
Climate Justice Action Planning Meeting
In this interactive session, we'll share concrete opportunities for action on climate change based on practical, relational, and systemic approaches. Together, we'll create a preliminary next-step plan for your community's action on climate justice!