United Church of Christ to become first U.S. denomination to move toward divestment from fossil fuel

July 1, 2013
By Micki Carter
United Church of Christ

A set of strategies to attack climate change — which includes a path to divestment from fossil fuel companies — was passed by General Synod 2013 Monday afternoon at the Long Beach Convention Center. This action on July 1 makes the United Church of Christ the first major religious body in the U.S. to vote to divest from fossil fuel companies.