Congress has a historic opportunity to pass a budget that makes the big, bold, and ambitious investments needed to tackle the climate crisis, achieve true environmental justice, and protect Creation and communities.
As people of faith and conscience, we are tasked with building a more just world – one that is in line with our moral values of protecting our most vulnerable siblings and being faithful stewards of the Earth.
Attend Climate Week NYC with IPL! IPL is offering a webinar, “Going for Zero: Virtual Tours of Cool Congregations”. The Unitarian Universalists of Coralville, Iowa and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Davis, California have both reduced their emissions to zero! One with a brand new build, the “greenest church in Iowa”, and one by gradually reducing by making improvements to an existing building over the years. Both will offer a virtual tour and answer questions. Speakers: Susan Stephenson, ED of IPL, Rev. Pamela Dolan of St. Martins, Davis, CA and Deb Schoelerman, Green Team chair of the Unitarian Universalists of Coralville, Iowa.
September 22, 12 noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific.
Check out IPL’s Youtube channel for webinar recordings, past Faith Climate Action Week National Climate Prayers video recording by noted faith leaders, and more. Click here for IPL’s Youtube channel.
More videos available of past events on IPL’s FaceBook page. Click here to view.
September 12 – 14
As an official partner of the 2021 Green Team Summit, we invited you to join Faith in Place/IL IPL on September 12-14th for a 3-night immersive and interactive virtual journey into healing. It was an awesome event, and we look forward to partnering next year!
July 10 – 25, 2021
OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL is a new film that was available this summer through IPL for free congregational screenings and individual viewing at home.
Where can East & West, Republicans & Democrats, find the common ground needed to address climate change? How can industry and environmentalists work hand in hand? And how can local economies find opportunity in a lower emissions future?
No matter where you are located this important story will inspire you to reach out and bridge the divide. We are more alike than we are different.
June 4-8, 2021
Stop Line 3
As Enbridge builds Line 3 through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi Headwaters, Indigenous leaders and allies in northern Minnesota continue to stand strong in their resistance. The time is now for all of us–people of faith and conscience, Indigenous leaders and allies— from White Earth to Washington DC – to come together and show the world that the days of tar sands pipelines are over. Thousands joined Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, religious leaders, and pipeline opponents from across the country in coming to northern Minnesota on June 5-8 for powerful non-violent direct action. We are rising. Thanks for joining us!
April 10-26, 2021
“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet, while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.
This film was chosen as the featured film of Interfaith Power & Light’s Faith Climate Action Week. Free online viewing was available for you to view at your leisure April 10 – 26. Learn more here.
April 21, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern IPL hosted a webinar, “Sacred Ground, a Message of Hope.” We had a conversation with Kiss the Ground filmmaker, Josh Tickell, and Faith in Place’s Statewide Outreach Director, Veronica Kyle on what congregations can do to be part of the solution to food justice and climate justice.
April 16 – 25, 2021
Faith Climate Action Week is IPL’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities around Earth Day in celebration of Earth Month. This is IPL’s premier event to create a mass movement of people of faith preaching, teaching, and acting to heal the climate. Click here to learn more.
April 28, 2021
A Faithful Call to Action on Voting Rights and Climate Change with Senator Reverend Warnock
April 28th 2:30 Eastern
April 7, 2021
IPL turned 20! IPL celebrated on April 7.
In the year 2000, The Rev. Sally Bingham and several other faith leaders had a radical idea that houses of worship should be addressing global warming as a moral issue. Today, more than 20 years later, Interfaith Power & Light has 40 state affiliates and reaches more than 22,000 congregations with programs and campaigns to help them preach, teach, and act on the climate crisis.
We celebrated with music, highlights from 20 years of organizing, stories from IPL state affiliates, and a message from The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
March 26, 2021
IPL announces the winners of this year’s Cool Congregations Challenge! Click here to read more about the Challenge.
February 25, 2021
Lobby Training Webinar – February 25th at 5pm eastern/4pm central/3pm mountain/2pm pacific.
This free one-hour webinar will be geared towards beginners, but will have tips and information that is helpful to everyone. Join Interfaith Power & Light to learn some tips for setting up meetings with your elected officials and lobbying for climate action. Lobbied before? Join us to brush up on your lobbying skills. We’ll have experts who will lead you through the key steps to be an effective faith advocate for just climate solutions.
February 24, 2021
Digital “New Day” Rally on February 24th at 3pm eastern/2pm central/1pm mountain/noon pacific.
The climate community across the nation will (virtually) rally together to tell legislators its #TimeToAct on Climate. During the New Day rally we will discuss upcoming opportunities to address the existing crisis on the economic recession, environmental injustices, COVID recovery and climate emergency. The rally will feature dynamic speakers including Mustafa Santiago Ali (National Wildlife Federation), Latricea Adams (Black Millennials for Flint), Justin Onwenu (Sierra Club Michigan Chapter) and Yoca Arditi-Rocha (The Cleo Institute). Join the conversation!
February 23, 2021
It’s a new year and a new opportunity to tap into the sun’s power for your congregation’s energy needs! Whether you are a clergy leader, facilities manager, or an active congregant, join us on February 23 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern for a webinar to learn how to make solar power possible for your house of worship.
Interfaith Power & Light National is pleased to be working with California Interfaith Power & Light to offer this exciting webinar nationwide because the resources highlighted will be applicable to any state. California IPL has partnered with CollectiveSun, a company that helps nonprofits fund solar projects across the country, while reducing the costs by at least 12 percent. They have a particular expertise for assisting congregations with implementing their solar dreams. Of the more than 140-plus solar projects CollectiveSun has completed in the past four years, 64 of them have been with houses of worship, in 19 states. Representatives from two of those congregations – one in California and one in Massachusetts – will be on the webinar to share their experiences.
February 10, 2021
IPL joined with Minnesota IPL and other partners to host a webinar about Line 3.
“Let us stand with our Indigenous neighbors to #StopLine3–to protect treaty obligations, to prevent further climate crisis, and to create a world where everyone can thrive. Join us for a digital rally to #StopLine3. Learn from Indigenous leaders about the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline resistance, their call on President Biden to stop it, and what you can do to stand in solidarity with water protectors on the frontlines.”
January 19, 2021
IPL offered a free screening of the short film Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air immediately followed by the IPL webinar, Unbreathable No More: The EPA and Clean Air in 2021.
Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air is a timely, powerful look at fifty years of the Clean Air Act and the challenges we still face to ensure healthy air for everyone. Weaving historical milestones with current day stories of environmental injustice, the film is an excellent tool for educational and community engagement.
Unbreathable No More: The EPA and clean air in 2021: After the film, Interfaith Power & Light President Rev. Susan Hendershot interviewed one the newest IPL board members, Rev. Melanie Mullen, who is the Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care in the office of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. IPL National Organizing Director, Bill Bradlee, also spoke to IPL priorities for EPA advocacy in the coming year, focusing on clean cars and methane pollution.
January 13, 2021
IPL joined with the United Church of Christ to host a webinar on environmental justice.