Winnipeg Mennonites involved in multifaith climate protest

November 11, 2022

People of many faiths gathered at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in downtown Winnipeg on Oct. 19 for a mass prayer action for the climate emergency. The group, which included numerous Mennonites and students from Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, called on RBC to divest from fossil fuels and invest in green and sustainable energies. According to organizers, the bank is Canada’s largest financier of fossil fuels, investing more than $262 billion in the industry since the 2016 Paris Climate Accord. Multifaith Climate Action, a new grassroots group in Manitoba, organized the event. View a video from the event by Meghan Mast:

—By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe



(Multifaith Climate Action photo)

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