Support the ballot initiative for a gradual phase out of fracking permits in colorado

Faith Leaders for Phasing Out Fracking

As faith leaders, you hold a vital role in guiding the spiritual and moral compass of Colorado’s communities. The process of oil and gas extraction significantly contributes to climate change, creating a considerable threat to the world our congregation and future generations will inherit.

As faith leaders, you stand in a powerful position to champion policies that ensure a healthier, more sustainable future for our community. This is why your endorsement for a ballot initiative to phase out fracking after 2030 in Colorado is of such importance.

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Quotes from faith leaders supporting the ballot initiative

Lodi Siefer

GreenFaith Boulder County

“GreenFaith Boulder County, part of a world-wide multi-faith environmental organization for climate justice encouraging grassroots action. Our local circle brings together people from many faith traditions – Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Indigenous, Unitarian Universalist, Quaker, pagan, and more – into coordinated and bold action for climate justice.

To be true to our spiritual teachings and practice, we must show up in the public square as people of faith to hold the fossil fuel industry and too-slow government accountable for a lack of adequate response to climate change.”


Fred Greene

Rabbi, Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder, CO

“My Jewish faith teaches me that all are responsible to care for and protect God’s Creation (Genesis 2:15). The Jewish sages of old expanded the idea and taught, “Do not destroy My world, for if you do, there will be nobody after you to make it right again.” (Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13).

We are part of an incredible tapestry that is being wounded and these wounds are threatening our life together. I support this initiative because we can’t be indifferent to the harms that are emerging from the climate crisis and must strive to do more to help restore integrity to the Earth and protect it for the generations to follow. “

Peter Terpenning

Community United Church of Christ, Boulder, Pastor Emeritus

“We are doing a terrible job of stewarding and caring for God’s creation. This initiative is a step in the right direction. I believe climate justice action is an essential part of life for people of faith.

Sister M. Elizabeth Fuhr

Sisters of St Francis Denver CO

“Care of our planet is a primary objective of the Sisters of St. Francis, Denver, CO.

David Schwartz

Rev. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder

“Our religious tradition teaches that we are a part of an interdependent web of life. We pass this world forward to future generations and we have a responsibility to make it better. Fracking is unsafe and unhealthy for us right here and now, and it leaves a less safe and less healthy world to our children. There is no morally defensible justification for fracking: we’re in this world to care about more than just ourselves and putting money in the bank.

Nicole Lamarche

Minister in the United Church of Christ, Pastor of CUCC Boulder

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