Highland Network Event, 22 April: Should the Church be investing in fossil fuels?

Should the Church be investing in fossil fuel companies?

Wednesday 22 April, 7.30-9.00 pm: Inverness Trinity Church IV3 8HA

All very welcome!

Churches are being asked to look at their investments with fresh eyes because of growing concerns about the impact of fossil fuel companies on the earth’s climate. Campaigners such as Greenfaith in the USA and Operation Noah in the UK are calling on churches to sell their investments in fossil fuel companies and reinvest in sustainable energy companies instead. In the UK the Quakers have agreed to divest and other denominations are looking at the options. Other investors, for example Glasgow University, have agreed to divest; Edinburgh is considering the move.

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has instructed staff to examine the arguments for and against divestment and to report back. We need to examine this complex and challenging subject and need the input of congregations to help us do this. What should the Church of Scotland and other Scottish denominations do? We are urging eco-congregtion networks to get involved in the debate.

Adrian Shaw, the Church of Scotland’s Climate Change Officer, will lead a talk and discussion to examine this complex and challenging subject.

You can download a poster to print out and share with your congregation here.