The effects of the climate crisis are felt first and worst by frontline communities of color and low-income people. It’s critical that we connect the dots between climate and racial justice in order to truly build communities that are equitable for all. We believe that taking bold and just action on climate change means seeking racial justice. This is why Kentucky IPL participated in the No Climate Justice Without Racial Justice event in Louisville last week.
The 2020 elections could not be more significant. The outcome will set the course on climate change for years to come. On top of that, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, a major recession, and our nation is in turmoil over police killings that have exposed the deep inequities and racial injustice in our nation.
It’s time for some national soul-searching, and faith communities have an important role to play.
IPL has partnered with Faith in Public Life to create a multi-issue faith voter reflection guide. The guide, entitled Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities. While IPL’s focus is climate change, the reflection guide addresses a number of other issues that we believe you and your faith community will be interested in, such as racial and restorative justice, peace and global security, immigration, and voting rights. It has been endorsed by a diverse array of religious leaders and organizations.
You can distribute and use these guides with your congregation, green team, prayer group, or any other community group you are involved with. Download the voter guide now.
VISTA - Last Call for Applications
Last call for VISTA Applications! Are you (or someone you know) looking for something to do for a gap year or because your school is shut down during the pandemic? Come do a year of service with Kentucky IPL! We are looking for an Americorps VISTA to help us provide solar energy to houses of worship and other agencies in low-income parts of Kentucky. Apply Now! Deadline: July 10!
Kentucky IPL Board Member Search
Want to be a part of an organization working at the intersection of spirituality and sustainability, with an understanding that we can’t work for climate justice without also working for justice in other areas? If so, we’d love to have you on the Board of Kentucky IPL. We are looking to add 3-5 new board members in the next few months, with a desire for diversity of faith tradition, geography, and/or race. Please nominate yourself or someone else you think would be a great fit!