2 responses to “TAKE ACTION: Ask Pope Francis to divest the Vatican from fossil fuels

  1. Never ask another to do something you have not done yourself. >Have all members of Pax Christi divested themselves of fossil fuels? >I haven’t and I do not know how it would be possible as >I live in a rural area and I don’t think I can walk or ride a horse >all the way to the doctor who is 30 miles away. >Maybe all members of Pax Christi use electric cars >but most of the electricity in my area is produced >by coal fired generating plants. >Just saying, >Vince > > > WordPress.com >paxchristiusa posted: “from 350.org NOTE: Pax Christi USA has signed onto this effort. If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage. The movement to divest from fossil fuels has always hinged on a fundamentally moral argument: Investment in” >

    • Hi Vince, your point about authenticity is well-taken. All of us need to do what we can to make the world a better, more sustainable place. The action alert though was specifically aimed at asking the Vatican to divest their investments in fossil fuel companies. The focus is for the Vatican, like other church bodies, to divest their stock and ownership in the fossil fuel industry. It would be great if the Vatican itself–and all of us as well–became 100% “green,” but you’re right to say that it is not a realistic opportunity for many. But for now, divesting their investments in the fossil fuel industry would be a great witness for the Vatican to make. And maybe re-invest that money into green energy projects, etc! Thanks for the chance to clarify what the alert was asking.