You’ve no doubt seen the media attention given to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod vote on July 1 to support a resolution titled Urging Divestment – Along with Other Strategies – from Fossil Fuel Companies. Many media outlets are picking up on a word that appears only once in the “be it resolved” clauses of the resolution: divestment. Focusing on divestment, however, doesn’t tell the full story of the changes the Church has committed to accomplishing —
Because the original resolution simply called for divestment, United Church Funds became deeply involved in reaching this collaborative and mutually agreeable set of “be it resolved” clauses. And we have just begun this journey of change, embarking on a learning-intensive and launching the lengthy process of creating a multi-year roadmap to implementation.
In an initiative of this magnitude, change occurs over time. United Church Funds will follow a steady and careful course of research and discussion, pursuing the multi-step process identified in the resolution with diligence and care. We look forward to including our clients in this process of education and adaptation, and we invite your thoughts and feedback at [email protected].