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Memorial to Methodist Conference 2015

“The West Yorkshire Methodist District asks the Methodist Conference to request the CFB [Central Finance Board] and JACEI [Joint Advisory Committee on Ethical Investment]  to develop an urgent action plan based on:  

  1. immediate disinvestment from companies involved in the  exploration or extraction of coal, tar sands or highly carbon intensive fossil fuels  
  2. total disinvestment from companies involved in oil and gas exploration and extraction by the end of 2018  3. seeking alternative investment in energy efficiency and low carbon renewable energy generation, where appropriate.” 
At the West Yorkshire Methodist District Synod, held at Cornerstone Church, Great Horton on 9 May, no-one voted against the above motion. Over 83 voted for it and 11 were neutral. The memorial has been put to Conference which meets on 27 June – 2 July at Southport. Its origins were from Baildon Methodist Church Eco-congregation and it was proposed by Rev Sarah Jemison. (By the way, JACEI is pronounced 'Jacky'! )   John Anderson  Baildon

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