The Anglican Church of Canada hates burning fossil fuels, preferring instead to power both its theology and thuribles from smudging smoke.
Since the ACoC believes oil pipelines are built on stolen native land, its hard to escape the conclusion that all its churches are built on stolen native land, too. That must mean the ACoC is going to give it all back to the natives from whom it was stolen. It will be a cold day in synod – or hell – before that happens.
Church supports First Nation Canadians in battle against new oil and gas pipe
A major new oil and gas pipeline through the British Columbia region of Canada has received government backing despite protests from indigenous peoples groups. The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation described this week’s decision as “the beginning of a long battle” to stop the project. Last month, the Anglican Church of Canada’s Council of General Synod (Cogs) passed a resolution by consensus in which they expressed “their support for Indigenous peoples and their desire to grow and deepen that trust both within the church and without; in asserting and advocating their right to free, prior and informed consent concerning the stewardship of traditional Indigenous lands and water rights, and in acknowledging and responding to their calls for solidarity.”