As we join Pope Francis and the global Church in celebrating Laudato Si' Week, we invite you to take action to build a better future by urging the World Bank to stop investing in fossil fuels and instead invest in renewable energy.
On May 16, we launched this petition campaign with several other U.S. faith-based organizations in support of the global Big Shift campaign, a movement calling on international financial institutions such as the World Bank to shift away from investing in fossil fuels and toward supporting renewable energy.
In Laudato Si', Pope Francis wrote, "We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be progressively replaced without delay." We are urging the World Bank to invest in making this vision a reality.
Take action today: Urge the World Bank to end its support of fossil fuels and, in this time of crisis, invest in a more sustainable future.