To: Diocese of Rockville Centre

Divest From Fossil Fuels

Make an explicit commitment to disinvest from companies involved in the extraction of oil, coal and gas, as soon as possible and explore options for investment in clean alternatives to fossil fuels and positive solutions to environmental and social issues.

Why is this important?

If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

The movement to divest from fossil fuels has always hinged on a fundamentally moral argument: Investment in the fossil fuel industry is wrong. Climate change is unjust.

These are precepts that Christians and non-Christians alike can agree on. In the past two years, hundreds of universities, cities, and faith communities have rallied around the idea of fossil fuel divestment, calling on institutions to align their investments with their moral principles and send a clear symbolic message: The actions of this industry are incompatible with a liveable planet, and we are taking a stand against it.