Chico Community Church should immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels, and divest from direct ownership and commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
Why is this important?
The Bible states that "the world and all it contains" are God's. (Psalm 89 v 11)
Thus, it seems immoral that some people will use the world as a tool to exploit for their own profit and to satisfy their greed. If we believe God created the world, and we are to be good caretakers of His planet, them we cannot offer monetary assistance to any persons seeking to continue exacerbating mankind's current unsustainable lifestyle.