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Results for Divestment

Disinvest/Reinvest: From Fossil Fuels to Hope
Originally Posted: 11/10/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The industry spends tons of money each year propping up climate deniers, spreading misinformation, and sowing seeds of doubt about what we are doing to God’s earth. They also fund political candidates on both ...

Faith Communities Are Dumping Their Fossil Fuel Investments
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases ...

Presbyterians Narrowly Vote to Divest from 3 Companies Involved in Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Friday to divest church funds from three American companies it cited for profiting from the oppression of Palestinians within Israel’s occupied territories. ...

Why Union’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Matters
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, announced that the school is divesting its endowment of fossil fuels. It is the first seminary in the world to do so, marking Union’s latest ac ...

Union Seminary Pulls Investments from the 'Sin' of Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

New York City’s venerable Union Theological Seminary plans to pull all investments in fossil fuels from its $108.4 million endowment, casting it as part of a bid to atone for the “sin” of contributing to clima ...

On Being a Child of the Freedom Struggles
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

The African National Congress and the South African church movement were calling for divestment and sanctions against the South African apartheid regime — even though it would but additional burdens on ordinar ...

Your Turn, Harvard
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This kind of neutrality is like defending the right of poor and rich alike to sleep beneath bridges. ...

Why We Divested
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

To many, our resolution to divest from fossil fuels was a scandal. So much so that months before the national Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) would consider it a well-funded, all-out campaign to def ...

Come Hell and High Water
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Superstorm Sandy left behind an indelible image of the future. IF IT WASN'T the year from ...

The Thing From the Oil Company Board Room
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

The Global North and West is addicted to fossilized fuel. Myself included. And we are trying to push our addictions onto the Global South. The Global North and West is addicted to ...

Cue the Math: McKibben’s Roadshow Takes Aim at Big Oil
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

McKibben and 350, the folks who brought us the Keystone XL pipeline protests, are now calling for a nationwide divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies’ bottom line. It ...

Divest from Fossil Fuels. Now.
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 1:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can have a healthy fossil-fuel industry or a healthy planet, but you can't have both. ...

United Methodists Reject Calls for Divestment from Israel-Related Companies
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

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. ...

Boycotting World Bank Bonds
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman Following a two-year organizing drive by students and fa ...