Interfaith dialogue on climate justice and faith divestment

"Global society’s continued use of fossil fuels and other extractive industries, while knowing the damage they cause, is ethically untenable. We must deliberately turn away from investing in fossil fuels and we stand together, to call for a collective shift...from fossil fuels towards climate solutions." - COP22 Interfaith Statement (

This workshop will explore the moral imperative to act for climate justice from an interfaith perspective. The first part of the session will be conducted as a fishbowl discussion with contributions from different faith groups from Germany and around the world. In particular, the Pacific Climate Warriors will be invited to share stories about the role of faith in their fight against climate change. The second half will focus on divestment as a concrete way that faith communities can take action on climate change and lend a strong moral voice to the case against the fossil fuel industry.