A movement to divest college campuses from fossil fuels is spreading to religious institutions as well. Inspired by 350.org and Bill McKibben’s article “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” in Rolling Stone last summer, the 1.2 million member United Church of Christ will take a vote on this issue at their annual meeting in June.
“The realities of climate change require prophetic and strategic action by people of faith seeking to be faithful to the everlasting covenant God has made with us, with every living creature and with all future generations” reads the summary of the resolution submitted by the Massachusetts Conference UCC. “If fossil fuel companies simply fulfill their purpose the earth will become inhospitable to life as we know it. This resolution urges all entities of the UCC along with individual members and those affiliated with the UCC to divest from fossil fuel companies.”
Our own member congregation, Congregation Beth Shalom in Clifton Park has already decided to divest from fossil fuels.
If your congregation has also decided to divest from fossil fuels, let us know!
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