Toolkit for Divestment and Reinvestment

When Jesus turned the tables in the Temple, he took a stand against the ways in which religious leaders colluded with the political powers of the day. Now we are urging religious leaders to take a stand against the political and corporate powers that promote unsustainable dependence on fossil fuels by divesting from fossil fuel companies and reinvesting in clean energy.

We believe there are better ways for religious institutions to invest their resources than by putting their money to work in the fossil fuel industry. For this Table Turning Monday, we invite you and your faith community to learn about and call for institutional divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in clean energy. Resources are courtesy of Valley and Mountain, Fossil Free UMC and GreenFaith’s Divest and Reinvest Now program.

For Individual Action:

Barbara Boigegrain, General Secretary and CEO
General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits
1901 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, IL  60025
Bishop Paul Leeland, Board Chair
Alabama-West Florida Episcopal Area
100 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 120-A
Montgomery, AL 36109

For Small Groups:

  • Divestment Role Play A great small group or adult ed discussion starter in which participants consider various perspectives on institutional divestment

For Worship (consider integrating these into your Earth Day Sunday celebration!):

 

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