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Church of England Dumps Coal as Fossil-Fuel Divestment Gains

Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg
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It appears coal mining isn’t God’s work.

The Church of England will dump its holdings in coal and oil-sand producers and has ruled out backing companies with exposure to the most polluting fossil fuels, joining the movement that wants investors to help fight climate change.