DIVESTMENT FRINGE EVENT
Investing for positive change: The Church of Scotland, divestment and a zero carbon future
Monday 20th May 2019
12.30pm - 2.00pm
St Columba's by the Castle Scottish Episcopal Church,
14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW
Following the lively debate on fossil fuel divestment at the 2018 General Assembly, join this year's open fringe event hosted by Eco-Congregation Scotland, Operation Noah, Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth Scotlandto discuss how the Church of Scotland can use its investments to accelerate the just transition to a sustainable future.
More than a thousand institutions around the world - including the University of Edinburgh, the Church of Ireland and New York City - have taken the step of divesting from fossil fuels.
As climate change threatens the lives of millions of people around the world, especially those living in poverty, how should the Church respond?
Please come along to learn more and join the debate at this open event. There will be time for discussion afterwards. A free lunch of sandwiches, fruit and tea/coffee will be provided.
Guest speakers are Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Eco-Congregation Scotland trustee and Head of Christian Aid Scotland; Rev Jenny Adams, Minister of Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman Church; and Rev Dr David Pickering, Moderator of the URC National Synod of Scotland, fresh from proposing divestment at United Reformed Church Mission Council where it receivedunanimous backing this week.