SACRED ACTION BLOG

Stories of the Interfaith Climate Movement

Clarks Grove community solar array is live!

By Devon Cupery | Oct 3, 2019

For a few years now, MNIPL has worked in close partnership with Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) to expand participation in cooperative solar energy. We’re excited to announce that the 1.3 MW community solar garden in Clarks Grove, MN (pictured above)…

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Sign the Climate Emergency Petition!

By Charissa Verdoorn | Sep 13, 2019

We are in a Climate Emergency. As people of faith, it is our moral responsibility to speak truth to what is happening around us. Please join us and call on our decision-makers to declare a Climate Emergency and take bold…

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Volunteer Highlight: Sam Kinzel

By Devon Cupery | Aug 15, 2019

Thanks to Sam Kinzel for volunteering with MNIPL this summer to help mobilize for the climate strike! Here’s more about Sam: Hello! My name is Sam, and I’m an Eden Prairie native attending school out west, at Whitman College. I…

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Pilgrim Lutheran’s Race to Reduce

By Devon Cupery | Jul 1, 2019

By Carl Samuelson, Pilgrim Lutheran Church At Pilgrim Lutheran Church, we seek to be a leader in modeling solutions to the climate crisis. One of the ways we’ve met our mission is by joining Saint Paul’s Race to Reduce program,…

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My Response to Insight News: Environmental Justice means No Line 3

By Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos | May 10, 2019

By Analyah A. Schlaeger dos Santos Background: In April 2019, local media outlets Insight News and the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder published articles titled “Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly White” and “Mostly White environmental groups downplay Black issues,” both…

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Faith leaders and community gather for Duluth Earth Day Forum

By Bret Pence | May 8, 2019

On April 28th, MNIPL’s Lake Superior Network joined with the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum and Temple Israel of Duluth to co-host an Earth Day Interfaith forum called Climate, Spirit, and Change. The event drew about 60 participants for food, fellowship, and a…

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MN House Passes 100% Renewable Energy Legislation!

By Devon Cupery | Apr 25, 2019

Last night in an historic vote, the Minnesota House passed the Jobs & Energy Omnibus, including language supporting 100% renewable electricity by 2050! This is a major step forward, directly connected to our movement’s organizing. Huge thanks to all who played…

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Climate Justice Night: Thank you!

By Devon Cupery | Apr 5, 2019

Friends,  Huge thanks to everyone who took part in MNIPL Climate Justice Night at the Museum! We are deeply grateful to all who joined us on Thursday to support the growth of a new, hopeful story with MNIPL. We honor…

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2018 Annual Report Published

By Devon Cupery | Apr 5, 2019

We’re excited to share our 2018 annual report, a beautiful reflection of our vision for climate justice and collective accomplishments this past year. Thanks for all the ways you’ve contributed to these moving stories and continue build the movement. Read…

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