Blog Archive: Ash Wednesday Declaration Archives - Bright Now

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Sep

2013

Why the church must act on climate change – Bright Now!

By Mark Letcher, vice-chair of Operation Noah.

Sunlight breaking through the clouds

In the time it takes you to read this blog post, just one company, ExxonMobil, will, according to the Economist, have spent £116,000 on developing new reserves of oil and gas around the world.

Spending on such a massive scale illustrates just how serious the fossil fuel sector is about expanding global reserves of oil, gas and coal. And it comes in the full knowledge that the greenhouse gas pollution currently locked up in the existing reserves of fossil fuels already far exceeds the amount which can be released into the atmosphere without leading to catastrophic alterations to the climate system.

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2

Sep

2013

Why I changed my mind about church disinvestment

By Operation Noah Board member Bishop David Atkinson.

Birmingham Cathedral

Operation Noah’s Ash Wednesday Declaration is based on the belief that our life in this world – including our economics and investment policy, and including our response to climate change – needs to be congruent with our faith in God, Creator, Redeemer and Giver of Life. Read more