To His Holiness, Pope Francis:

Your acknowledgement of the dire threat of climate change, the Vatican’s efforts to become the first carbon-neutral state, and your dedication to caring for Creation give us great hope.

We urge you to use the power of your office to set an example for the world. We call on you to divest the Vatican Bank from all investments in the fossil fuel industry, which is driving the climate crisis, and to publicly support the growing movement to divest from fossil fuels.

Thank you for your leadership.

Signed,

Hi !

We have your contact info saved from last time, just click the button below to continue.

 
Recently signed up:
Fredrik Nordbø Norway
Dewy Sacayan New Zealand
Emily Hubley United States
Victoria Brawley United States
Madison Caropino United States
Anna R Thomas United States
Anne Webb Australia
David Gray United States
Salome Zimmermann Germany
Daniel Auger United States
Carol Cavanaugh United States
Grace Kedziora United States
Leia Peison United States
stan sheggeby United States
Diana stimson United Kingdom
Arvinder singh India
Susan Strode Pastore United States
Max Curran United Kingdom
Elizabeth Ventura United States
Alf Germany
Dorian Fulvio United States
Michelle Kaiser United States
Julie Oatfield United States
Laura Mazzaro Argentina
Tyler Harrison Gillette United States
kim foley United States
Valtteri Moilanen Finland
Wendy croze United States
Hannah Mirfin United Kingdom
Sean T. McCarson United States
Richard Lynch United States
Grace Prince United States
Gary Cook United States
Gava Stefano Italy
Ann de Forest United States
Shannon Mc Loughlin United Kingdom
Michele Hill United States
John F. Hagen United States
Karin Vetterfalk Sweden
Vidar Vetterfalk Sweden
Magdy Afram Ekladious Egypt
Byron Munoz United States
Dominique Jullien United States
Jeanne Stribley United States
Matthew Stanoch United States
Ilene Mason United States
Lolly Lim United States
Kathleen Kellett United States
Kimberly Venetz United States
Robert C Kanela United States
Cara Iceland
Sheila Fortune Canada
Pauline Shea Canada
Sophie Geskin United States
Mary Louise Hildebrandt United States
Leslie Minniti United States
Kasia Garner Germany
Mathew Vogel United States
Amber Ruther United States
Etienne Daviet France
Nedra Rivera Rivera United States
Annabelle Rosenzweig United States
Laura Curran United States
Claire Curran United States
Sheila Janovich United States
Kevin Eddings United States
Koby United States
Noah Eheart United States
Kian Yoo-Sharifi United States
Jennifer Tammi United States
Helena Matza United States
Kathleen Corby United States
Marlene A Dick United States
Alice Appel Spain
Amelia MacDougall Canada
Elizabeth O'Donohoe United Kingdom
Amelia Dewhurst New Zealand
Anna K. Smith United States
Terry L Barron United States
Lorie A Lucky United States
James R. Evans United States
Mark Broeckx Belgium
Gabrielle United States
Sarafina Rooks Australia
Anna Sorokina United States
Anne McLaulin United States
Jake Aschenbrenner United States
Maria Galicia United States
Laura Parshotam United Kingdom
Denney T Pham United States
Krista Pulley United States

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 the fossil fuel industry is wrong. Climate change is unjust.

These are precepts that Christians and non-Christians alike can agree on. In the past two years, hundreds of universities, cities, and faith communities have rallied around the idea of fossil fuel divestment, calling on institutions to align their investments with their moral principles and send a clear symbolic message: The actions of this industry are incompatible with a livable planet, and we are taking a stand against it.

Many leaders have responded, with institutions like the Unitarian Universalists, the United Church of Christ, and the World Council of Churches committing to fossil fuel divestment in just the past few months. In June, the University of Dayton became the first Catholic University to divest.

The tide is turning. Now it’s time to divest the Vatican.

With the ear of 1.2 billion Catholics and the respect of Christians and non-Christians alike, Pope Francis is uniquely positioned to add both his voice and the unique moral power of his office to the divestment movement.

In the coming months, Pope Francis plans to release an encyclical, one of the highest forms of Catholic teaching, on humanity’s role in caring for the Earth.

The Pope understands the threat of climate change. He understands the moral imperative of caring for creation. He understands that if we do nothing, then the impacts of climate change will be horrific, and will fall hardest on the world's most vulnerable people. He gets that humans are responsible for protecting the planet -- and ourselves.

Let’s ask Pope Francis to make divestment part of his moral argument.



Français | Español | Português | Deutsch | Italiano  日本語 Polski | العربية