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25 September 2015

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Frontline: the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Cecil Makgoba, leads a climate justice march in Cape Town, last year

Frontline: the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Cecil Makgoba, leads a climate justice march in Cape Town, last year

Anglican Church of Southern Africa considers fossil fuels

THE Anglican Church of Southern Africa is to consider disinvesting from fossil fuels. The Church’s Provincial Standing Committee decided to investigate withdrawing investment from companies that exploited such fuels, at a meeting last week; it will report to the next meeting of the Provincial Synod in 2016. The resolution, which was introduced by the Bishop of Johannesburg, the Rt Revd Steve Moreo, stated that the burning of fossil fuels was causing climate change “with devastating effects on those most vulnerable”.

 

Melanesian Brother ‘mistakenly murdered’

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia announced on Thursday of last week that a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands) in Popondetta, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG), had been murdered. Brother Tolbon Diwaero was killed late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning last week by unidentified persons, on his way back to the Domara Household. Brother Kelliot Betu, Regional Secretary of the PNG Melanesian Brotherhood Region, said that it appeared Brother Diwaero was “mistakenly murdered”, as he passed a village where two groups were clashing.

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