‘Huge News’: Nearly Four Dozen Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels
By Julia Conley
November 16, 2020
“While government leaders cling to the economic models of yesterday, faith leaders are looking ahead to the energy future we share.”
Climate action campaigners applauded Monday after 47 faith institutions from 21 countries announced they would divest from fossil fuels, marking the largest-ever joint divestment by religious leaders in history.
Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, gave credit to campaigners in the fossil fuel divestment movement, who in recent years have pressured banks, universities, and other entities to cut financial ties with the fossil fuel sector in an effort to help mitigate the planetary emergency.