THE Church of Scotland could turn its back on harmful oil and gas exploration investments, in support of climate justice. While the kirk admits they have profited from its fossil fuel holdings in the past, it is now “deeply uncomfortable” with its support of the industry. A report of a two-year internal inquiry for the kirk’s general assembly, which opens next weekend, calls for an end to oil and gas extraction, to protect the environment and help deliver the Paris agreement on climate change. It follows a decision by Edinburgh University this year to sell its own oil and gas shares. The report by the kirk’s church and society council states: “It is deeply uncomfortable for the church, as a caring organisation concerned about climate justice, to continue to invest in something which causes the very ha rm it seeks to alleviate.
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