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Uniting Church in Australia joins growing list of Churches ditching fossil fuels

The UCA lists social, environmental and intergenerational justice amongst their reasons for voting to disinvest from fossil fuels; a decision likely to raise the ire of the Australian mining lobby.

There was very good news this week as the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) became the latest Church to vote to disinvest from companies engaged in the extraction of fossil fuels. It’s a decision which is important and striking for three reasons:

Firstly, the UCA joins a rapidly expanding list of Churches around the world electing to disinvest from fossil fuel companies. It’s clear that the momentum of the disinvestment campaign continues to grow. The UCA decision comes hot on the heals of a vote by the World Council of Churches in July this year to disinvest from fossil fuels, and the call in April by Archbishop Desmond Tutu for an anti-apartheid style boycott of the fossil fuel industry. Read more