Moving from Fossil Fuels
On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic institutions and communities from all over the world celebrated the month-long Season of Creation with the largest joint announcement of their decision to divest from fossil fuels.
Major Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican organisations came together between September 1st (World Day of Prayer for Creation) and October 4th to observe the Season of Creation, calling on the 2.2 billion Christians worldwide to pray and take action to care for the Earth.
The campaign to divest from fossil fuels is the fastest growing divestment campaign in history, according to a report by the University of Oxford. Up to date, nearly 600 institutions worth over $3.4 trillion globally have announced divestment commitments.
Trócaire, who have been at the forefront of many climate change initiatives, welcomed the announcement, saying it was in line with Pope Francis’s calls for care for the earth. Eoghan Rice, Head of Communications at Trócaire explained more to Miriam Gormally of Soul Waves Radio.