Each of the Abrahamic religions recognizes a responsibility to care for creation. But just what does that mean? What should religious folks do to protect it, and at what cost? After reading a few recent articles like the one below, I’m curious to know what others teach.
Ottawa-area Anglicans overwhelmingly vote to sell $1M in oil, gas stocks
*Local Anglican congregations have a combined stock portfolio worth $30 million, which is administered centrally, and although the oil and gas stocks are a relatively small portion, Friday’s vote is seen as a major statement on climate change.
Bishop John Chapman supported the decision.
“When a person is being baptized in the Anglican Church, they promise that they ‘will live to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the Earth,’ ” he said. “I think our obligations are quite clear.”
Montreal Anglicans took a similar path two weeks ago, as did the United Church earlier in the summer.*