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Omaha Utility Cuts Carbon in Response to Faith Groups

Many coal companies, big oil, and politicians have fought back against the Obama Administration’s new carbon pollution rules. They claim that rules limiting air pollution emissions from dirty power plants would cause higher electric rates and lost jobs. But one utility sees the advantages of moving away from coal. Thursday, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) board approved […]

June 21st

Presbyterians Consider Fossil Fuels Divestment

Religious organizations around the world are beginning to view divestment from fossil fuels as a necessary, moral step to protect creation. Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently compared fossil fuel divestment with anti-apartheid style boycotts that have worked to loosen the grip of South Africa’s oppressors. And UN Climate Change Secretary Christiana Figueres specifically called on religious organizations to […]

June 19th

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

First Church in UK Divests From Fossil Fuels

This week, Brighthelm Church and Community Center in Brighton became the first church in the United Kingdom to divest from fossil fuel. “We don’t want our money to support an industry that is killing the planet,” said Brighthelm’s minister, Rev. Alex Mabbs. “Instead, we want to contribute to a world in which all life can […]

May 24th

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

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