Divest the Episcopal Church in the United States from all fossil fuel companies, including oil, shale, natural gas, coal, and more. It should immediately freeze any new investments and divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within the next 5 to 7 years.
Why is this important?
"It is wrong to profit from wrecking the planet." - Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
The Episcopal Church must stand behind its marks of mission and be a part of the solution and not continue to support companies that contribute to climate change. The global crisis of climate change requires immediate action. We cannot address global poverty without also addressing environmental degradation caused by increasing carbon dioxide levels. Without any alternative options for energy, we in the Episcopal Church are all complicit, but unless we invest in renewable sources of energy, we will be forever in the situation of having to more so by supporting a company with our investments. The influence and size of the Episcopal Church makes it a prime candidate to be a leader in the domestic and global environmental movements. Let's follow the lead of the Anglican Church and divest from fossil fuels!
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