Blog Archive: divestment Archives - Bright Now

11

Oct

2018

985 institutions and counting: the divestment movement is gaining momentum and giving cause for hope

You could be forgiven for feeling more than a little depressed about climate change at the moment. The latest major UN report on the issue, released earlier this week, calls for ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ to meet the challenge. Its warning is stark: humanity has just 12 years left to keep warming below the ‘safe limit’ of 1.5°C.

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6

Oct

2018

Three more churches pledge to divest from fossil fuels

At the beginning of the Season of Creation, Operation Noah invited local churches to join the growing fossil fuel divestment movement. We are delighted that three more churches have now taken this step.

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27

Sep

2018

The Pope and Big Oil

Operation Noah trustee Reggie Norton gives an overview of two gatherings on climate change which took place at the Vatican over the summer, as well as progress on fossil fuel divestment in the Catholic Church.

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23

Aug

2018

Divest your church this Season of Creation: 1 September to 4 October

As our scorching summer gradually fades into autumn, the Bright Now campaign is inviting local churches to support the movement for fossil free churches. Could you join us in this next stage of the campaign?

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10

Jul

2018

Church of England votes for fossil fuel divestment, but still some way to go

The Church of England’s governing body, General Synod, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to divest by 2023 from oil and gas companies not on track to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2°C.

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8

Jul

2018

91 Anglican bishops and clergy support call for divestment at General Synod

13 Anglican bishops and 78 clergy have signed a letter calling on the Church of England’s General Synod to support an amendment on fossil fuel divestment set to be tabled by the Diocese of Oxford today during a debate on the Church’s approach to tackling climate change.

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