Watch: Manitoba Mennonites join climate strike

October 4, 2019 | Web First
Aaron Epp | Online Media Manager
Thousands gathered at the Manitoba legislative building last Friday to join the global climate strike. Moses Falco, pastor at Sterling Mennonite Fellowship, made a video about the event. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

More than 10,000 people in Winnipeg joined the global climate strike last Friday, Sept. 27, including a strong showing of Manitoba Mennonites.

In the video below, Moses Falco—pastor at Sterling Mennonite Fellowship—shares footage from the Winnipeg strike, as well as a multi-faith prayer event that preceded it.

The video also includes people briefly explaining why they chose to participate in the day’s events. 

Some of the people who make appearances are Cheryl Pauls, president of Canadian Mennonite University; Darryl Loewen, executive director of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba; Steve Heinrichs, director of Indigenous-Settler relations for Mennonite Church Canada; and pastors Lynell Bergen, Jeff Friesen, Erika Enns Rodine and Andrea De Avila.

“Now that this event has happened, I feel like there’s something more for us to do,” Falco says toward the end of the video. “That’s what we need to wrestle with, as communities and families and churches… how [do] we move forward with climate action?”

Look for more climate strike coverage on our website Oct. 9 and in our Oct. 14 print issue.

Do you have a video we should see? Email submit@canadianmennonite.org.

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Thousands gathered at the Manitoba legislative building last Friday to join the global climate strike. Moses Falco, pastor at Sterling Mennonite Fellowship, made a video about the event. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

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