Anti-pipeline activists were celebrating yesterday, May 29th, with the news that Kinder Morgan had warned its investors that the Trans-Mountain pipeline might never be built. This is momentous news, because it suggests that proponents of the age of oil might be passing from the Denial stage to the Anger stage, or even beyond that. CUSJ members will recall that … Read more
On March 5, 2017, the Unitarian Church of Montréal (UCM) voted to divest from fossil fuels, thus becoming the eighth Canadian UU church to do so. This was truly an event of historical significance, since UCM is the oldest UU congregation in Canada, having been founded in 1842 by anglophone progressives, among them merchants like … Read more
Note: This post was updated on March 5, 2017, to add the Unitarian Church of Vancouver and the First Unitarian Church of Victoria to the list. On March 7th, the Unitarian Church of Montreal was added. In spring 2016, the CUSJ Board decided to follow up on the CUSJ Board’s call to action and the Unitarian Universalist Association’s … Read more
You or your congregation can choose to divest from fossil fuels and let the corporations, the media and the government know you have done so. See CUSJ’s letter to congregational presidents. Take action by sharing our letter on your social action table, making it your action of the month, or by holding events to discuss it. … Read more
2014 01 27 World Bank Chief Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Drive Even important world leaders are recognizing the prudence of moving away from fossil fuels as an investment for both ourselves and future generations. If only national governments were as wise.