(RNS) Worried about climate change, an increasing number of churches and religious groups are removing fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios.
Articles tagged “divestment”
(RNS) I certainly don’t feel loved by this resolution, any more than any of us feels loved when members of another group tell us that they know better than we do what is right for us, and are prepared to help us see the light by causing us suffering.
(RNS) The 310-303 vote marks a victory for divestment supporters both within and without the 1.8 million-member PCUSA, now the largest American church to embrace divestment as a strategy to pressure Israel to return its illegally held lands.
(RNS) “We have sinned, and we see this divestment as an act of repentance for Union,” Union President Serene Jones says. “Climate change poses a catastrophic threat. As stewards of God’s creation, we simply must act to stop this sin.”
(RNS) Menlo Park Presbyterian is based in the San Francisco Bay area and led by well-known author and pastor John Ortberg. It is the ninth-largest PCUSA church with about 4,000 members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
(RNS/ENInews) The Church of England has sold its $3 million worth of shares in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp due to concerns about the company's ethics.
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s biennial convention will revisit several thorny topics that have dominated church life for the past decade, including whether to allow same-sex blessings and whether to divest of companies that operate in Israel. By Gregg Brekke.
NEW YORK (RNS) Regardless of whether the Presbyterian Church (USA) decides to reopen the fight over divesting from Israel, the fact that so much time and energy are expended threatens interfaith comity, and not only between Jews and Presbyterians. By Noam E. Marans.
(RNS) United Methodists twice rejected measures on Wednesday (May 2) that called for the denomination to divest from companies accused of contributing to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Why are some mainline Protestant activists so intent on singling out Israel for divestment and public condemnation while Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries have dismal records on human rights? I wish I knew. By A. James Rudin.