Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church has defined Climate Justice as a key priority for its mission education and advocacy work.Our Climate Justice Group comes from the TSP community and we are deeply concerned about the present and future impacts of climate chaos. We worry that keeping more energy within the Earth’s atmosphere will lead to more intense flooding, droughts, and natural disasters. We are mostly concerned because the people facing the greatest threat from climate chaos are least responsible for the historic emissions and least able to adapt due to the unequal distribution of wealth. Avoiding catastrophic climate chaos is our objective.
One way we have approached this challenge is by divesting our congregational funds from fossil fuels. The TSP Climate Justice pages, linked at right, detail this process. And for congregations interested in taking similar action, we have created a resource detailing Trinity St. Paul’s United Church’s experience of divesting our congregational funds from fossil fuels.