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Faith-based Fossil Fuel Divestment and Reinvestment Resources
Fossil FreeThis page is provided by Oregon Interfaith Power & Light to assist congregations and denominations interested in fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment.

Fossil Fuel Divestment
Key Bill McKibben Articles
The Fossil Fuel Resistance - Bill McKibben [Rolling Stone]
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math - Bill McKibben [Rolling Stone]
Playing offense: It’s time to divest from the oil industry, Jan. 02, 2013 by Bill McKibben

General Information
Go Fossil Free
Top 200 Fossil Fuel Companies
A Campus Guide to Fossil Fuel Divestment
Fossil Fuel Divestment 101 - Swarthmore Mountain Justice  
The Economic Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels: 10 Keys 
Unburnable Carbon - Carbon Tracker Initiative 
Do the Investment Math: Building a Carbon-Free Portfolio - Aperio Group
Divest and Reinvest: A Faith Based Guide
More churches calling for divestment

Reinvestment and Fossil Free Investments
A Complete Guide to Reinvestment 
Green Century Fund
Pax World Fund
Portfolio 21
Trillium Investments

Resolutions, Statements and Overtures by Faith Communities
Go to for petitions and reports on faith-based divestment efforts and post your own information.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Board of Directors passes fossil fuel divestment resolution
In 2013, the Board of Directors of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) voted unanimously to approve a resolution to divest EMO's investments from the top 200 fossil fuel companies and commit to a spectrum of strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, our carbon footprint and complicity with the fossil fuel industry. It also encourages other faith-based institutions and denominations to consider divestment and the spectrum of strategies. View the resolution.

Biblical Reflections on Faith and Climate Change Action

Episcopal Church
The UCC to divest fossil fuel stocks. Should the Episcopal Church?
Diocese of Olympia passes fossil fuel divestment resolution

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Oregon Synod Divestment from Fossil Fuels Resolution 
Story on the resolution passed by the Oregon Synod in May 2013
Another story on the passage of the resolution and part of the back story

Move Our Money, Protect Our Planet Campaign of Shalom Center
Beyond the Letter of the Law: Jewish Ethical Investing in Light of Climate Change
Notes from a Small Planet: Fossil Fuel Divestment

Presbyterian Church, USA

Unitarian Universalist
National: Action of Immediate Witness on fossil fuel divestment.
Passed: Fossil fuel divestment AIW  
Local: Four UU congregations pull investments from fossil fuel companies

United Church of Christ
Local: Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ Resolution Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel companies.
National: Resolution Urging Divestment – Along with Other Strategies – From Fossil Fuel Companies to Address Climate Change
Original resolution sent to UCC General Assembly

Resolutions, Statements and Overtures by Denomination – Other Countries
Resolution from the Uniting Church in Australia passed in April 2013
Church of England: General Synod re-affirms the Church of England's commitment to play a leading role in the effort to prevent dangerous climate change, February 12, 2014. Read press release.

Shareholder Advocacy
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is the pioneer coalition of active shareowners who view the management of their investments as a catalyst to promote justice and sustainability in the world. Many EMO member organizations are members of ICCR.

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