Faculty/Staff Detail

Vicki Johnson, Interfaith Center, was a delegate from the New York Conference to the General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), held June 27 through July 2 in Long Beach, Calif. She helped to work on a resolution that, for the sake of climate change, urged divestment from fossil fuel companies. The resolution passed on July 1, making the UCC the first national organization, faith-related or not, to take such a stand for the environment. On July 2, the General Synod received congratulations about the resolution from Bishop Desmond Tutu.