New resource! Q&A on fossil fuel divestment
In May 2016 KAIROS convened Divest for our Future – a day of learning and discernment on fossil fuel divestment for its members, including church staff responsible for finance, pensions or social/climate justice, the KAIROS Steering Committee, and the Ecumenical Circles of Collaboration. Through theological reflection, discussions on climate change, and ecumenical sharing of divestment experiences, participants assessed divestment as a faithful response to the climate crisis. As part of the process of continued research and reflection on this issue, John Dillon, KAIROS Ecological Justice Program Coordinator developed a resource with frequently asked questions and answers around divestment.
This is a last gift from John to the ecological justice movement.
John passed away suddenly of complications related to cancer on June 5, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was 68. He is survived by his wife, Marianne, and two children, Timothy and Norah. John will be deeply missed by his colleagues at KAIROS, civil society allies, and partners in movements around the world who will carry his commitments forward.
John served the Canadian churches in ecumenical social justice for 44 years. He was a researcher, writer, analyst, but most importantly a persistent and faithful advocate for marginalized peoples everywhere. It was to the needs and concerns of women, Indigenous peoples, poor communities, and the cries of the earth that he held himself to account.