Faith

Final action-packed weekend of Global Divestment Mobilisation

For the 9th consecutive day, people all over the world are coming together today to take action and demand fossil fuel divestment from their banks, cities, museums, pension fund, universities and other institutions. Asia kicks off the weekend: In Tokyo, Japan, campaigners organised the Earth Choice Festa : Our Choices and Climate Change.  Using art, (More...)

Africa Asia City divestment Education Europe Faith Global Divestment Mobilisation Health Local Government Medical Municipality Pensions

The Global Divestment Mobilisation is LIVE

After months of preparation, the Global Divestment Mobilisation launches today.  From 5-13 May, thousands of people worldwide are intensifying their demands for institutions to divest from the companies most responsible for causing climate change. Regressive politics is on the rise and rumours are circulating again that Trump is about to pull the US out of (More...)

Africa Asia Belgium City Culture Denmark Divest Nobel Divest Parliament divestment divestny Education Europe European Faith France Germany Global Divestment Day Global Divestment Mobilisation Health Ireland Japan Latin America Local Government Louvre Medical Municipality Netherlands Norway Pensions South Africa sponsorship Sweden UK USA

In the space of just 10 weeks…

The divestment movement has been gathering pace and building momentum ahead of the climate summit in Paris, where we announced today that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. On 21st September, we were at 400 institutions representing $2.6 trillion under management. In the past (More...)

City divestment Education Europe Faith Municipality Sweden UK

Lutheran World Federation divests!

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) just announced that it will exclude fossil fuel companies from its investments and calls on its member churches with 72 million members to do likewise. It also asks its member churches “not to invest in fossil fuels and to support energy efficiency and renewable energy companies, and to encourage their institutions (More...)

Faith

April Divest Digest: Spring heats up, big time

As spring warms up, people around the world have been turning up the heat on divestment. Direct action on campuses reached a boiling point in April, with divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies sweeping across colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and the United States. We’ve also gained ground with some big names — everyone from the World Bank, HSBC, (More...)

Asia City divestment Education Europe Faith Norway UK

Divestment: Where Science and Religion Come Together

This guest blog post was written by Reverend Jeffery Spencer, Pastor at Niles Discovery Church and alumnus of Pacific School of Religion. Some people think that science and religion don’t mix. This is certainly not the case for many people of faith, including progressive Christians and institutions like my alma mater, Pacific School of Religion, a (More...)

divestment Faith

Christian theologians consider: “Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?”

In a new Bright Now paper, Christian theologians, scientists and environmentalists consider the question ‘Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?’, arguing that the Church must transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy as a matter of life and faith. As the international fossil fuel divestment movement grows, Churches around the world (More...)

Faith Global Divestment Day UK

Can the Church of England transform the world’s biggest oil companies?

The Church of England is planning to submit shareholder resolutions to BP and Shell in an attempt to influence the ‘climate change strategy’ of the world’s two biggest oil companies. The Church of England has been criticised over the fossil fuel investments in its £9bn investment fund, about £101m of which are in Shell and £91.9m in BP. An (More...)

divestment Faith UK