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US Lutherans Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future


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US Lutherans Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future

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New Orleans - On August 13 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted to work towards the goal of discontinuing any investment by the church in fossil fuel companies, and to commit to investing in corporations that are taking positive steps toward a sustainable environment.

The resolution was approved by majority of the 900 voting members at the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the main decision-making body of the ELCA. Full text is below.

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