Climate activist urges faith leaders toward fossil fuel divestment

Jul 26, 2013 | In the News, State Press Clips, What's New

Faith communities should be at the forefront in the fight to derail the fossil fuel industry’s current business plan, which prioritizes profit over climate justice.

That was the message shared last month by author Bill McKibben during an interfaith conversation, sponsored by the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Power and Light Project. McKibben has written extensively about the science and politics behind global warming for the general public.

“We’ve known the signs for 25 years and we have a 25-year bipartisan record of accomplishing nothing,” the climate activist said. The problem isn’t a lack of information or science, he said, but instead the problem is powered by the richest industry on Earth.

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