New Zealand: More dioceses vote to divest from fossil fuels

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Taonga staffPosted Sep 23, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Fossil Fuel Divestment Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Zealand: More dioceses vote to divest from fossil fuels Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Tim McKenzie proposed the motion, telling delegates a low-carbon economy cannot be created at once and small significant steps like this decision are needed.“I don’t think we can afford to wait to see if the worst-case scenarios about climate change turn out to be true,” he said.“This is a small step that we can take now towards a low-carbon economy and therefore we should take it now before the climate situation gets really drastic.”Waiapu decided to divest over the next three years.The divestment applies to shares of around NZ$960,000 (US$804,030) or 5 percent of the diocese’s NZ$19.5m (US$16.3m) portfolio.The decision was made at the annual synod in Tauranga Sept. 14-15, following a debate that attracted the greatest number of speakers and the greatest intensity of feelings.During the debate the target was changed from “fossil fuel companies” to “companies whose primary focus is in the extraction and processing of fossil fuels.”Synod was told that passing such a motion could impact on returns that the board of trustees provides for parish investments.However, the motion passed overwhelmingly.last_img

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