The Presbyterian Church USA should immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels, and divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
Why is this important?
Our church has a responsibility to divest from an industry that is destroying creation. The 183rd General Assembly of PC(USA) resolved that church investment is “an instrument of mission and includes social, theological and economic considerations.”
Genesis 2 reminds us of our responsibility to “till and keep” the earth. God has a covenant with not only humanity but with every living creature. In Matthew, Jesus calls us to care for the “least of these”. Climate change has a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty and in the least developed countries.
Therefore, we call the Presbyterian church to take a moral and prophetic stand for creation. Please join our campaign and support our Overture to the 221st General Assembly of the PC(USA) in June, 2014 to divest from fossil fuels.
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