By Bob Ross and Susan De George
Organizing for Overtures for General Assembly
Presbyteries across the country, from Boston to Florida to Seattle to San Jose to San Francisco and many more in between have voted to concur with Hudson River Valley’s overture to divest from fossil fuels. So far, we have 21--YES, 21-- presbyteries on board with divestment, with more to come.
Directly related to our work for divestment, we are also advocating for the church to make significant efforts toward undoing environmental racism and creating environmental justice. To these ends, there are two overtures, each of which is making its way through Presbyteries.
Is your Presbytery interested and able to concur on any of these three overtures? If so, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your efforts. You can email Susan De George at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to questions or more information..
Volunteer at General Assembly
There will be work to do once we get to General Assembly. If you would like to join us in St. Louis as a Fossil Free PCUSA volunteer, we would love to have you! Whether you can help us for only a few hours or for the entire General Assembly meeting, there are ways in which you can make a difference. There will be opportunities to work at our booth in the exhibit hall, speak at open hearings, pray at prayer vigils, organize with other Presbyterians, and more! Just email Bob Ross at email@example.com and he will be in touch.
Walk to General Assembly
We are also planning to walk to General Assembly! Joined by our Presbyterian Peace Fellowship family and folks from around the Presbyterian and non-Presbyterian world, we will be participating in the PCUSA Walk for a Fossil Free World. If you feel called to participate in any part of this walk, you can register for it here.
See you in St. Louis in four months!