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Faith Communities Are Dumping Their Fossil Fuel Investments

posted on July 17, 2014

Religion News Service’s Lauren Markoe reports on the increasing number of churches and faith communities that are choosing to divest from fossil fuel companies. In the past month, several religious groups—including the World Council of Churches, the Unitarian Universalists, and the United Church of Christ—have voted to remove their money from investments in fossil fuel companies. Serene Jones, president of New York’s Union Theological Seminary, said, “While we realize that our endowment alone will hardly cause the fossil fuel giants to miss even half a heartbeat, as a seminary dedicated to social justice we have a critical call to live out our values in the world. Climate change poses a catastrophic threat, and as stewards of God’s creation we simply must act.”

Read at Religion News Service