Posted on: April 15, 2020
This moment of pandemic reminds us how deeply connected we are to each other and to the earth. We know that many of us are suffering, and we are finding new ways to care for one another and for our planet. Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Join Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) at 1:00pm via Zoom for a virtual gathering of prayer, storytelling, art, and wisdom from our diverse spiritual teachings that speak to this current moment of crisis. Luisa Van Oss will be speaking at this MNIPL Earth Day Event.
Click here to register for the Earth Day Multi-Faith Livestream.
MNIPL also encourages you to submit a selfie with a picture of why you stand for climate justice. Click here to email a photo to Devon at MNIPL.
Eric Odney, member of St. John’s Creation Care group, says “People of St. John’s should be good – even great – stewards of God’s gift to us, our earthly home. St. John’s Faith Community should care because creation care affects our neighbors, like the poor and disenfranchised folks utilizing Hallie Q. Brown. Love God, Love Neighbor. Our farmer friends depend on clean air, clean water, and good soil to provide produce to First Nations Kitchen. Our colleagues with Give Us Wings and Kayoro Clinic in Uganda depend on growing their food and raising their animals in a particularly ecologically hostile environment, which includes the scarcity of potable water, drought, and this year, locust invasions.”
He asks “How would you complete this statement? ‘For love of ________, I stand for climate justice.'”
On this Earth Day, we invite you to connect with and support one another as we navigate this difficult time, and to send a powerful message to decision-makers that climate justice is a top priority.