PLANET CHURCH: Bill McKibben Lifts up Fossil Free UMC

FUMC’s Planet Church has encouraged divestment from fossil fuels for some time, and when Fossil Free UMC contacted us last year, it was natural to lend our support to their successful effort to get legislation on May’s General Conference agenda calling for the UMC to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Bob-McK_Planet-Church_2016On March 29th Bill McKibben, our country’s great prophetic voice on behalf of the climate, invoked his United Methodist roots in a letter of support for Fossil Free UMC. As a long-time United Methodist and sometime Sunday School teacher, McKibben expressed his hopes for General Conference along with his trepidation, in an impassioned call for us to take care of “the world God left us to take care of, the one that God pronounced ‘good.’”

The full text of McKibben’s plea to United Methodists can be found here.

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