Catholic institutions are turning away from fossil fuels and investing in renewable energy. On October 4, 2017, a group of 40 Catholic institutions from 11 countries committed to divest from fossil fuels making it the largest joint Catholic announcement to date. Approximately 60 Catholic institutions to date have announced plans to partially or fully divest from the fossil fuel industry. This has taken an estimated $5 trillion away from oil, coal, and gas companies. To read the entire article and see all that committed, click here.
A movement has started in the United Kingdom to get more renewable energy usage in churches and individual homes. This is due to many Christians joining together and giving up fossil fuels for lent this year. There is a simple process to get involved, which can be seen in the video below. To read more about the Big Church Switch, check out their homepage here.
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