The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia has been strongly condemned by the Archbishops of York and Canterbury. “This attack is an act of evil, imperilling as it does the relative peace and security that Europe has enjoyed for so long. The attack by one nation on a free, democratic country has rightly provoked outrage, sanctions and condemnation. We lament with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family. We continue to call for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian forces as well as wide-ranging efforts to ensure peace, stability and security”.
TotalEnergies, which provides the energy for over 3,000 energy basket customers at Parish Buying, has undertaken not to provide capital for new projects in Russia. We urge TotalEnergies to further consider their position. We have emphasised to TotalEnergies that it is important that Parish Buying suppliers behave in a way that is consistent with the values of the church. Recently, the Church of England Pensions Board has also written to TotalEnergies urging action.