Church of England vows to fight ‘great demon’ of climate change

General Synod says it is willing to disinvest from companies that do not live up to its theological, moral and social prioritiesThe Church of England has said that it will, as a last resort, pull its investments from companies that fail to do enough to fight the “great demon” of climate change and ignore the church’s theological, moral and social priorities.Although the church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) has resisted calls for the church to pull its money from fossil fuel companies, insisting that engagement is the best way to effect change, its deputy chairman told the General Synod that it was considering “all options” when it came to developing future investment policy.”Make no mistake, we reserve the final option of disinvesting from those particular companies who resist…