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Faith Organizations Divest from Fossil Fuels

May 04, 2023
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

Ahead of Earth Day, April 22, 2023, 31 faith-based organizations announced they are ending financial investments in fossil fuels for the sake of the planet and the people and creatures who call it home. Read more about the Earth Day announcement here.

In a follow-up editorial by NCR staff on May 2nd, it was noted that this brought the total number of Catholic archdioceses and dioceses worldwide that have announced plans to stop investing in coal, oil, and gas to 65, according to data on the Laudato Si' Movement website. “Notably absent from the tally is the nation currently ranked second in annual carbon dioxide emissions, and that holds the title of greatest emitter of all time—the United States of America," they write. Read more of this NCR editorial here.

What is divestment and why should we divest in fossil fuels? Learn more here, including stories of Catholic institutions that have divested.

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