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Corals Under the Sea
“...the idea of infinite or unlimited growth... is based on the lie that there is an infinite supply of the earth’s goods, and this leads to the planet being squeezed dry beyond every limit.”
                                                    – Laudato Si’, 106


Find out how you and your institution can commit to the urgent need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and divest from other unethical and unsustainable investments.

Webinar Fossil Fuel Divestment: Accelerating the clean energy transition

Webinar Fossil Fuel Divestment: Accelerating the clean energy transition

An overview of how Catholic organizations can divest from the fossil fuel industry and support a just recovery from Covid-19. About this Event More than 190 Catholic organizations around the world, including the Dioceses of Arundel and Brighton, Lancaster and Middlesbrough, the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace and Caritas Internationalis have taken the step of divesting from fossil fuel companies in response to the climate emergency. Join this interactive webinar to hear why the Vatican recommended divestment from fossil fuels in June 2020, as well as inspiring stories of how the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, Jesuits in Britain and Sisters of St Joseph of Peace divested from fossil fuels. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers: Keynote speaker: Fr Augusto Zampini, Co-Secretary, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Dr Lorna Gold, Vice Chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement: How the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference divested from fossil fuels Stephen Power SJ, former Treasurer of Jesuits in Britain who manages the Jesuits' ethical investment strategy: The divestment journey of Jesuits in Britain Sr Susan Francois CSJP, Assistant Congregation Leader and Congregation Treasurer, Sisters of St Joseph of Peace: Our experience of divesting from fossil fuels James Buchanan, Bright Now Campaign Manager at Operation Noah on the key findings of the report Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant? The webinar will also offer an opportunity to find out more about how your Catholic religious order, diocese or other organisation can join the next global divestment announcement for faith institutions in November 2020. The Webinar is sponsored by: Operation Noah, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, CAFOD, Trocaire, Conference of Religious, Association of Provincial Bursars, National Justice & Peace Network and Justice and Peace Scotland.
Catholic Perspectives on Investment in and Divestment from Fossil Fuel Interests

Catholic Perspectives on Investment in and Divestment from Fossil Fuel Interests

In the news we hear a lot about institutions divesting from fossil fuels including some Catholic institutions. Have you wondered what this means? Are you curious as to why this is happening or would like to know how different institutions use their portfolios to address social issues? In this webinar we will delve into: 1) How Catholic institutions see divestment from fossil fuels and investments in clean energy companies as a way to demonstrate care for creation. 2) How Catholic institutions with investment portfolios decide whether to invest in or divest from corporations and other interests involved in fossil fuel activities. 3) How investors from Catholic and other faith institutions ensure their investments align with the demands of their faith. Presenters: • Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI, Chief of Faith Consistent Investing for the OIP Investment Trust, consultant to the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, United States Province, and Chair of the Board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. • Amy Woolam Echeverria, International Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Coordinator. Missionary Society of St. Columban and Founding Board President of the Global Catholic Climate Movement. ---------------- For more information about the work of the Catholic Climate Covenant, visit: To watch other webinars and presentations sponsored by the Catholic Climate Covenant, visit:

‘We have come to see ourselves as her (the Earth’s) lords and masters,
entitled to plunder her at will.'

– Laudato Si', 2

'...Genuine care for our own lives and our relationships with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others.'

– Laudato Si', 70

‘Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise.'

– Laudato Si', 12


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