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Marching for creation

An interfaith procession followed a giant blue-faced Heart of the Beast puppet holding a model of the earth to the Minnesota State Capitol as part of a “Moving Planet” rally on September 25. Photo: Stefan Pomrenke

More than 40 congregations marched to the Minnesota State Capitol September 25 with the message that taking action on climate change is a moral imperative. The faith delegation joined the 1,000 people already gathered for the “Moving Planet” rally at the Capitol grounds, sponsored by MN350 (www.mn350.org).

The interfaith procession, sponsored and organized by Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL; www.mnipl.org), was led by a giant blue-faced Heart of the Beast puppet holding a model of Earth and trailing a giant blue ribbon, representing a River of Solutions to the climate crisis that can be implemented immediately, according to Mindy Ahler Olmstead, MNIPL executive director.

Lutheran congregations involved in the march and rally included Our Saviour’s, Holy Trinity, Bethlehem, Trinity, and River of Life (all of Minneapolis); St. Michael’s and Resurrection (both of Roseville); Christ (Blaine); Edina Community (Edina); and Pilgrim (St. Paul).

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