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Nearly 600 Institutions Back Catholic Climate Declaration

Close to 600 institutions have signed the Catholic Climate Declaration, which renews Catholic support for continuing U.S. actions to address climate change despite backpedaling by the the Trump administration.

Pollution growing concern – Jesuit research reveal

Environmental contamination, especially pollution of water sources, is causing significant concern in areas where Jesuits are based, according to a global survey conducted by the Justice in Mining Network. The survey also showed there is strong interest in mining justice issues, but indicated that many Jesuits and lay colleagues feel they have insufficient knowledge and expertise to take action.

JESC joins Catholic international movement to divest from fossil fuels

The Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) has joined the joint movement to divest from fossil fuels, along with other Catholic organisations such as Caritas Internationalis, Catholic banks, bishops and others.

Jesuit students want to be part of the broader, sustainable movement in fossil fuel divestment

2016_10_15_P&P_Photo1Anthony Rizzi

I am part of DIVEST Loyola and the Loyola Association of Students for Sustainability and when we worked together with different on-campus and off-campus organizations to create the first ever Earth Week celebration at Loyola New Orleans this year, I wondered how great it would be if all Jesuit institutions somehow worked together under one sustainable movement to encourage, empower, and educate each other for a greater change among our greater Jesuit community.

Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment

19DIVEST-articleLargeThe word “divestment” is nowhere to be found in the nearly 200 pages of the papal encyclical released Thursday, but by addressing the threat of climate change in such a forceful way, Pope Francis is likely to add momentum to the movement by big institutions to sell holdings tied to fossil-fuel stocks.

The 5 things you need to know about divestment

1891104_1433799916857803_877117103_n1. What is fossil fuel divestment?

Divestment is basically the opposite of investment. When someone divests, they pull their money (stocks, bonds, etc) from corporations or businesses as a sign that they no longer support that entity.