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Thursday, 16 June 2016 09:02

Four Australian Catholic orders divest from fossil fuels

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helping hands earth150Four Australian Catholic orders are jointly and publicly divesting from coal, oil and gas, reports The Guardian Australia.

The Marist Sisters Australia; Presentation Congregation Queensland; Presentation Sisters Wagga Wagga; and the Passionists – Holy Spirit Province Australia, NZ, PNG and Vietnam have made their joint divestment announcement – the first by any Catholic organisation in Australia – through the multi-faith group the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, in partnership with the environmental group 350.org.

The move comes as Jewish rabbis, Muslim clerics, Anglican bishops and other religious leaders call on the Australian government in an open letter to protect the Great Barrier Reef, stop approving coalmines and remove subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

Read the full story "Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels" published on 16 June 2016 in The Guardian Australia.

Read the full letter from faith leaders urging to protect the Great Barrier Reef published on 16 June 2016 in The Guardian Australia.