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‘Creation Is Groaning!’: Pope Francis denounces endless growth, humanity’s assault on nature

Pope Francis on Tuesday railed against humanity’s exploitation of natural resources and pursuit of endless growth as he urged people across the world to act with the urgency young people worldwide have demanded to protect the Earth and build back better from the coronavirus pandemic.   By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The pope’s call came […]

September 6th

New Vatican document urges fossil fuel divestment to serve planet and the common good

A new 226-page document issued by the Vatican on Thursday was applauded by climate campaigners who said the new environmental guidance from the Catholic Church and Pope Francis, including a call to divest financially from the fossil fuel industry, exemplifies the positive and far-reaching role that  faith organizations can play in the global effort to […]

June 21st

Fossil Fuel Divestment: World religious leaders meet to push $10 Trillion into positive investment

Financial investors and leaders of more than 30 different faith traditions representing over 500 faith investment groups from eight religions and around three trillion dollars in assets, will meet in Switzerland this month, together with representatives of the UN and some key ethical “impact” investment funds, for a unique international meeting on Faith in Finance. They […]

October 28th

Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels

A group of 40 Catholic institutions have announced their divestment from fossil fuels. Co-ordinated by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, this is the largest joint Catholic divestment announcement to date. By Bright Now Operation Noah’s campaign toward fossil free churches The divestment commitments come from organisations around the world, including a Catholic bishops’ conference and a Catholic bank  […]

October 22nd