Blog Archive: Global Catholic Climate Movement Archives - Bright Now

12

Sep

2019

Global coalition of faith institutions announce divestment from fossil fuels

A diverse coalition of 22 faith institutions from around the world have just announced their decision to divest from fossil fuels.

With these commitments and others, the world has reached a new milestone. Since 2014, the value of institutions divesting from fossil fuels has risen from a starting point of $50 billion to more than $11 trillion of assets today.

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13

May

2019

Catholic institutions in major maritime areas divest from fossil fuels

12 Catholic institutions connected to the world’s oceans have announced their commitment to divest from fossil fuels. These include institutions in Panama, the Philippines, Greece and port cities across Europe.

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1

Sep

2017

Join the Season of Creation: 1 September to 4 October 2017

Today marks the launch of Season of Creation (or Creation Time), when Christians around the world will be praying and caring for creation. Over the coming weeks, Season of Creation will provide an opportunity to celebrate creation and contemplate our role in protecting it. Read more

5

Oct

2016

Seven Catholic institutions announce divestment from fossil fuels

On the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, Tuesday 4 October, seven Catholic institutions around the world announced that they plan to divest from fossil fuel companies, citing the inspiration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sì.

Among the organisations joining the divestment announcement, the largest so far in the Catholic Church, were the Jesuits of the English Canada province; the Missionary Society of St Columban, based in Hong Kong; Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea; Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesians) in Italy; the Diocese of Umuarama, Brazil – the first Catholic diocese to do so; St Louis-based SSM Health in the US; and Federation of Christian Organisations for the International Voluntary Service in Italy. Read more