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12

Oct

2016

Investing sustainably: church investors challenged to think differently

On Thursday 6 October, church investors and ethical investment advisors from across the churches attended a conference organised by Operation Noah, The Climate Change Collaboration and Quaker Peace & Social Witness. The event, entitled “Investing sustainably: Protecting financial assets and supporting the transition to a zero-carbon future”, challenged the perceived barriers to scaling up investments in clean energy and other climate solutions. Read more

5

Oct

2016

Seven Catholic institutions announce divestment from fossil fuels

On the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, Tuesday 4 October, seven Catholic institutions around the world announced that they plan to divest from fossil fuel companies, citing the inspiration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sì.

Among the organisations joining the divestment announcement, the largest so far in the Catholic Church, were the Jesuits of the English Canada province; the Missionary Society of St Columban, based in Hong Kong; Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea; Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesians) in Italy; the Diocese of Umuarama, Brazil – the first Catholic diocese to do so; St Louis-based SSM Health in the US; and Federation of Christian Organisations for the International Voluntary Service in Italy. Read more

30

Sep

2016

Anglican Church of Southern Africa votes to divest from fossil fuels

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia) passed a motion at their Provincial Synod to divest from fossil fuels. This decision follows the lead of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation, which voted to divest in April this year. Read more

30

Aug

2016

Greenbelt 2016: three cheers for the challengers and pioneers

Josh Evans.

In our third blog post from Greenbelt 2016, Josh Evans reflects on the conversations from the weekend. Read more

28

Aug

2016

Greenbelt 2016: Bright Now meets Bill McKibben

Operation Noah volunteers in "Bright Now" T-shirts with Bill McKibben.

In our second blog post from Greenbelt 2016, Operation Noah volunteer Jade Ashley Till  writes about the day Bright Now met Bill McKibben. Read more

27

Aug

2016

Greenbelt 2016: eagerly awaiting a climate of change

Jean Leston holding Bright Now poster.

Operation Noah trustee Jean Leston reports from our first day at Greenbelt 2016. Read more