Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Anishnaabe leader Winona Laduke says, “Wild rice is, well sort of a gift, which is amazing. There is no cultivation, just a care for the lakes, and a careful prayer.” See the full article: https://www.honorearth.org/a_pipeline_runs_through_it_new_article

Save the date August 22, 2:00 – 2:45 and Join Hope Mennonite’s Justice Team in one of three simultaneous services by zoom or in person. Please RSVP re: public health.

Pray, Learn, Support, Resist. Show gratitude for Water Protectors.  Protect Wild Rice Beds by Stopping Line 3 oil pipeline expansion. The short gatherings will include prayers, songs, a scripture reading and actions.

Join virtually or at one of two in-person locations:

1.  A TD Bank* Location in Winnipeg, tba, to connect with those funding fossil fuel expansion in the midst of a climate change crisis.  Contact Allegra allegra.friesenepp@gmail.com or Steve sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca

2.  The Enbridge Line 3 Pumping Station at Gretna Manitoba, our own Manitoba part of Line 3, where we will plant seeds of change.  Contact Chris or Carolyn regehrcc@gmail.com

3.  Zoom.   Join the Zoom Service to show your gratitude for – and support of – those protecting water and wild rice beds.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81194547358?pwd=dVpKRzVHYnptWVUyNGxkc09Vd0hYZz09
Meeting ID: 811 9454 7358 Passcode: 291968
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcWiLD3rME
contact Kirsten freedkirsten@gmail.com or Lisa lisa@hopemennonite.ca

*See this CTV article about TD’s and other big banks’ connections with the fossil fuel industry

https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/in-energy-reliant-canada-banks-and-investors-face-dilemma-in-meeting-emissions-target-1.5411103

INDIGENOUS-SETTLER RELATIONS

WEBINAR – On the Frontline with Indigenous Water Protectors: Stories of Accompaniment from Line 3 and Unist’ot’en

August 19, 6 p.m. CT
As creation groans from global heating, Indigenous peoples around the world are defending waters and lands from fossil fuel expansion projects. Mennonite Church Canada and Christian Peacemaker Teams were recently on the frontlines in Minnesota and Wet’suwet’en territory. Join us for a webinar to hear stories from team members’ experiences and to discuss what it means for settlers to support Indigenous-led action. Free registration here.