BC is rejecting a recent call from the Vatican for Catholics to divest from companies and industries engaged in activities “harmful to human or social ecology” and the environment.
As Kate Canavan, newly appointed chair of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College’s environmental committee, is concentrating on leading her group to an increased presence on campus.
“While we in Climate Justice at BC (CJBC) support BC’s right to increase our university’s endowment, we fervently believe that investing in fossil fuels is in direct opposition to BC’s Jesuit Catholic values.”
“Maybe next year at BC we can give up fossil fuels for lent,” O’Malley said.
It’s unclear if O’Malley will call for BC to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.