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Anglican Church in Southern Africa to probe fossil fuel investments Resolution of PSC, 2015

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has resolved to study
the possibility of withdrawing its investments from companies which exploit
fossil fuels.

The church's Provincial Standing Committee, its top deliberative body between
synods, resolved at a meeting on September 17 and 18 to ask its Provincial
Trusts Board to investigate the matter and to report to the next meeting of
Provincial Synod in 2016.

The resolution, proposed by Bishop Steve Moreo of Johannesburg, said “the
burning of fossil fuels is leading to climate change with devastating effects
on those most vulnerable.” It noted that Anglican churches in Britain, New
Zealand and the United States had already divested.

The full text of the resolution adopted by the Standing Committee follows:

This PSC, noting that

1.1 The burning of fossil fuels is leading to climate change with devastating
effects on those most vulnerable through drought, floods and sea levels rising.

1.2 The burning of coal poses a severe health risk to those in the geographical
area of the power stations.

1.3 There is a growing international movement for faith-based organisations to
divest themselves of their trust investments in fossil fuels, including the
Church of England, the Episcopal Church and the Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand
and Polynesia.

2. Resolves

2.1 In principle, to ask the Provincial Trusts Board to consider this proposal
and, if agreed, to explore the best way to do this and to report to Synod 2016.

2.2 To call on world leaders to make meaningful changes in this regard at COP
and to consider the generations to come.

2.3 To support the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which will
replace the Millennium Development Goals.



Posted: 2015/09/28 (09:56:16 AM)

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