Stories of the Interfaith Climate Movement

Community Solar partnership announced to support affordable housing

By Briana Baker | Oct 15, 2018

As Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and the Just Solar Coalition continue to increase access to affordable, local, community-owned clean energy in southern Minnesota, we are thrilled to share about an exciting new partnership in Mankato! 17 housing units owned…

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Welcome Pastors Roosevelt & Theresa of Shiloh Temple!

By Devon Cupery | Oct 5, 2018

MNIPL is honored to welcome Pastors Roosevelt and Theresa Williams from Shiloh Temple to our staff! Shiloh Temple in North Minneapolis is home to the new community solar array launched this summer in partnership with the Just Solar Coalition. They…

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In Remembrance of Mary Lou Grahek

By Lorraine Delehanty | Oct 3, 2018

Mary Lou was a dear friend to many of us for years and co-chair of Congregations Caring for Creation, MNIPL’s original name, since its beginning in 2015. Three years ago, she readily joined in the two-month “Be the Spark” program…

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Honoring Ed Owens

By Julia Nerbonne | Oct 1, 2018

Dear friends, It is with great sadness that I write about the passing of MNIPL staff member Ed Owens late last week. Ed was an incredible light in our movement for climate justice. He brought humor and joy to every relationship, and he helped…

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Protecting the Sacred: A Gathering at the Headwaters

By Alina Yaman | Sep 26, 2018

On September 21-23rd, 2018, we came together at the invitation of water protectors, and in collaboration with Honor the Earth and the Minnesota Council of Churches, to honor the sacred headwaters and to urge decision makers to block Line 3.…

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Adventures at All in the Circle Leadership Camp

By Erin Pratt | Jul 18, 2018

We are back from our horse farm and St. Croix canoeing adventure, with friendships, stories, and lots of mosquito bites to show for it! What a beautiful adventure we had. Please read on for a summary reflection and pictures by…

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Line 3: It’s Not Over Yet

By Brent Murcia | Jun 30, 2018

Dear Friends, Earlier today, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to grant a certificate of need for the Line 3 pipeline. This is a devastating moment in our long journey to Stop Line 3. But I’m not giving up hope. We’ve…

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Solar Success in the Northland!

By Bret Pence | Dec 22, 2017

It’s been an incredible year for the Arrowhead MN Interfaith Power and Light. We’ve grown our network in new and exciting ways and we’ve helped AICHO successfully fund and install a solar array! AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization) received…

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Healing Power of the Sun

By Naveena Sekaran | Dec 5, 2017

On a sunny day in Duluth, snow falls on newly installed solar panels at  AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization). AICHO focuses on holistic housing, including educational and cultural programs, as well as sustainability lessons. Their overarching philosophy is that…

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