Five Out Of Five Anglican Dioceses Vote To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Earlier this month, the Auckland Diocese of the Anglican Church became the first New Zealand institution to decide to divest from fossil fuels – that is, to withdraw  investments from companies whose main business is the extraction and/or production of fossil fuels.
Here is the full story on that decision:

https://coalactionnetworkaotearoa.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/auckland-diocese-of-anglican-church-becomes-first-new-zealand-institution-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels/

We’re delighted to report that the four other Anglican dioceses which have been considering divestment motions have also voted to divest from fossil fuels – making 5 out of 5 dioceses that have voted to divest:

  • Auckland
  • Waiapu
  • Wellington
  • Dunedin
  • Waikato and Taranaki

This is a wonderful start to the fossil fuel divestment campaign in Aotearoa/New Zealand: our congratulations to those who are leading this effort and the dioceses who have made this decision!

Of course, there is a very long way to go, but we hope that these early successes will serve as a powerful example both to other denominations and faiths, and to other institutions.

Don’t forget to check the Go Fossil Free NZ website for divestment campaign information and resources.

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