Friday, February 26, 2016

Anglican Diocese of Quebec fully Divested from Fossil Fuels

The Diocese of Quebec has fulfilled its pledge to divest from fossil fuels. In this regard this diocese is a model for other dioceses and national churches.

Some aspects of the Governance of the Diocese of Québec differ from that of most or all other dioceses because of its time and place in pre-Confederation history. Within this Diocese, responsibility for investments rests within the mandate of an entity called Church Society of the Diocese of Québec. Church Society exercises this part of its role through an Investment Committee of professionals who volunteer their time and expertise.

Anglcans Think that Climate Action is a Priority for the Church

Anglicans appear to be in agreement that combating climate change is an important issue for the church. There are many different views on how Anglicans should respond to the climate crisis. The Church of England has put forward investment guidelines that take climate concerns into account. Some dioceses have voted to divest from fossil fuels including the Diocese of Montreal and the Diocese of Quebec has already fully divested. Two motions for climate sensitive investing will be brought forward at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in July.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Most Popular Posts of 2015

As part of our activities in 2015 the Stewardship of the Environment Committee published dozens of posts.  We covered a wide range of topics from the Blue Dot Movement at the beginning of the year to COP 21 at the year's end.

As part of our efforts to support responsible investing and specifically the divestment motion in the Diocese of Montreal, many of our posts focused on divestment from fossil fuels in faith communities.

Here are five of our most popular posts from 2015:

Combating Climate Change as a Moral Imperative
Anglican Bishops Call for Urgent Action on Climate Justice
Faith Communities Divest Holdings in Fossil Fuel Industry
Why Faith Communities Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
Church of England Adopts New Climate Change and Ethical Investment Policy

Call for Federal Action on Climate Change!

Sign the Call for Climate Action today to support an ambitious Canadian GHG emission reduction target! Now is a critical time for climate policy in Canada.

Draft Ecological Investment Motions for the General Synod 2016

The 41st General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada will take place from July 7-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites, Richmond Hill, Ont. in the Diocese of Toronto. The theme of the Synod is “You Are My Witnesses” which comes from Isaiah 43:10. Here are two draft investment motions to be tabled at the General Synod in 2016:


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lenten Reflection Guide Forty Days with Scripture and Laudato Si'

The Lenten Reflection Guide from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the teachings of Pope Francis in his latest encyclical, Laudato Si’.