General Synod: Carbon capture, fracking and fasting

An examination of some climate change issues raised at General Synod

Following group work and bible study on the environment on the evening of Sunday 12 July, General Synod devoted the following day to a consideration of these issues as they affect the Church. In the morning it considered the background paper from the Environment Working Group “Combatting Climate Change: The Paris Summit and the Mission of the Church”, GS 2003, and in the afternoon, “Climate Change and Investment Policy”, GS 2004. There was overwhelming support for both, with details of the voting and agreed amendments are here and here, an overview and links to the speeches of Archbishop Welby and the Bishop of Salisbury and Manchester here.

Two amendments to the motion debated in the morning debate were to: Continue reading