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Divest Movement Grows With Church of England

Despite the best efforts of a few misguided climate deniers, more and more congregations and faith groups around the world, like the half-billion strong World Council of Churches, are taking action to reduce their carbon emissions, save on their energy bills, and protect Creation from the devastating risks of climate change. And last Thursday, the Church […]

May 4th

New York City Seminary Divests and Makes History

It’s hard to fight a regime you’re funding. Leaders like Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King didn’t just rely on marches and speeches to break-down entrenched systems of racial segregation in Africa and the United States — they boycotted racist establishments. They made sure the oppressed weren’t paying their oppressors. Today the fossil fuel industry is […]

June 11th

How Gandhi’s Teachings Can Save Our Environment

India has a rich history and culture that draws people from around the world. People travel to the country to find spiritual enlightenment at yoga retreats and ashrams on the banks of the Ganges River. They marvel at the colorful art, the soaring Himalayas, and the spicy and flavorful cuisine. And they hope to learn […]

June 10th

United Nations Urges Religious Groups to Reduce Carbon

In a speech at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London yesterday, the United Nations climate change secretariat Christiana Figueres called on religious groups to slash their carbon emissions. Figueres highlighted the moral imperative for shifting to a low-carbon economy and said “tough love” was needed to deliver ambitious action on climate change. “Dear friends, for the first […]

May 9th

The Elders Urge Youths to Spark Climate Change Momentum

In a recent Huffington Post article, the Elders, an independent group of global leaders, have called on the world’s youths to energize climate change discussions. Written by former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and the first woman president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, the article urges youth movements “not to underestimate their power, influence, and responsibility to […]

April 30th

Faith Groups Urge the Pope to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Multi-faith groups have sent a letter to Pope Francis calling for the Catholic Church’s divestment from fossil fuel companies. The letter may be in response to the appointment of Cardinal George Pell as Prefect for the Secretariat for the Economy — a man who’s said that climate change campaigners are following a “mythology” attractive to the […]

April 16th

Desmond Tutu Calls for Immediate Fossil Fuel Divestment

Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming. “During the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, using boycotts, divestment and sanctions, and supported by our friends overseas, we were not only able to apply economic pressure […]

April 14th

Desmond Tutu Declares Climate Change a Human Rights Issue

South Africa has notable inspirational figures. Last year we lost one of the greatest, Nelson Mandela. However, there is another leader who continues to spread faith, hope, and peace. Desmond Tutu is an Anglican bishop and social rights activist. He gained fame worldwide for opposing apartheid in the 1980s for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace […]

February 21st