Events and Actions

See the following events and actions below:

Fossil Free UMC

General Conference Climate Vigil

Faith Against Fracking

More events and actions will be posted as this network and website are developed.

Fossil Free UMC

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In the lead up to General Conference, the main project of the Climate Justice Action Network is working with Fossil Free UMC to pass legislation to add coal, petroleum, and natural gas to the list of United Methodist investment screens in the United Methodist Book of Discipline and United Methodist Book of Resolutions.   Another Fossil Free UMC resolution would specifically call on the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits to screen out coal, petroleum, and natural gas from their investments.

The following eleven Annual Conferences have submitted legislation that corresponds to that proposed by Fossil Free UMC:

  • Cal-Nevada Annual Conference
  • Cal-Pacific Annual Conference
  • Desert Southwest Annual Conference
  • Minnesota Annual Conference
  • New England Annual Conference
  • New York Annual Conference
  • Northern Illinois Annual Conference
  • Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
  • Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
  • Susquehanna Annual Conference
  • West Ohio Annual Conference

In addition, the General Board of Global Ministries supports this legislation.

Go to the Fossil Free UMC Facebook Page for frequent updates and information.  Go to the Fossil  website for background and updates on this campaign.  Find resources to start a conversation in your church.  Find answers to frequently asked questionsDonate to support the Fossil Free UMC movement.  Contact by email at fossilfreeumc@gmail.com.

We will continue to send information via the Climate Justice Action Network about action possibilities with the Fossil Free UMC Campaign.

General Conference Climate Vigil

There will be a General Conference Climate Vigil, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, on May 12 during General Conference at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza.  All United Methodists are invited to create and decorate prayer lanterns for the vigil and send them to the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, Attn: Climate Vigil, at P.O. Box 13650, Des Moines, WA 98198). “Together we’ll light the night with our prayers for God’s creation.”

Faith Against Fracking

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The Climate Justice Action Network supports the Faith Against Fracking Campaign, an interfaith organization calling on Governor Brown to establish a moratorium on fracking and other extreme methods of fossil fuel extraction.  Sign onto the letter from people of faith in California to Governor Brown.

The excellent “Faith Against Fracking” film features The Reverend Hubert Ivery from California-Nevada Annual Conference and The Reverend Kelvin Sauls from California-Pacific Annual Conference.  Find out more about how to order the film and host a screening here.  This 20 minute film goes well with a longer documentary about fracking, such as Gasland or Gasland 2 by Josh Fox.

Californians Against Fracking also has an action network, email list, and regular conference calls.  You can join Californians Against Fracking as an individual or as an organization.

 

 

 

 

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