Blog Archive: divestment Archives - Bright Now

19

Jan

2018

New York City takes the lead on fossil fuel divestment

The Statue of Liberty in New York.

In a significant step forward for the divestment movement, New York City announced last week that it will divest its city pension funds from the fossil fuel industry.

At the same time, the city announced a lawsuit against five of the biggest oil and gas corporations for the damage caused by climate change, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Read more

13

Dec

2017

Exxon announcement on climate reporting: too little, too late

On Tuesday 12 December, ExxonMobil finally responded to shareholder pressure following a resolution passed at the company’s AGM in May 2017, announcing that it would report on the impact of climate policies on its business operations.

The announcement came on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which the company publicly supports, although its actions have suggested otherwise. Read more

7

Nov

2017

Bishops and clergy call on CofE to divest from Exxon

The following letter from Church of England bishops and clergy was published in The Guardian on 7th November. A news story on the same day included interviews from all sides of the argument.
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17

Oct

2017

Divest your church: join the Advent Declaration

Could your church join with other local churches and religious communities across the UK in making a commitment to divest from fossil fuels? In doing so, you can support the campaign for UK Churches to divest at a national level.

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1

Sep

2017

Join the Season of Creation: 1 September to 4 October 2017

Today marks the launch of Season of Creation (or Creation Time), when Christians around the world will be praying and caring for creation. Over the coming weeks, Season of Creation will provide an opportunity to celebrate creation and contemplate our role in protecting it. Read more

1

Sep

2017

Greenbelt 2017: When Donald met Leo

Operation Noah had a joint stall with Green Christian at this year’s Greenbelt Festival, which took place over the August bank holiday weekend.

The theme of Greenbelt 2017 was The Common Good, with a range of excellent speakers including Kim Leadbeater (sister of the late Jo Cox MP), Baroness Warsi, Natalie Bennett, John Bell, Katherine Welby-Roberts and Jack Monroe. Read more