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Christian activists perform Fossil Free Nativity outside Methodist Central Hall

Campaigners from Christian Climate Action and Divest London gathered outside Methodist Central Hall in central London on Saturday 6th December to perform a ‘Fossil Free Nativity’ and call on the Methodist Church and the Church of England to disinvest from fossil fuels.

Participants dressed up as wise men, shepherds, angels and characters from the Nativity to perform a re-telling of the Christmas story, which also included new figures such as BP, Shell and climate scientists.

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Global divestment movement builds momentum

The world is starting to wake up to the need to take our money out of fossil fuels. The global divestment movement is gathering pace with recent announcements from the World Council of Churches, the British Medical Association, New Zealand and Australian Anglican Churches and with support from the Church of Sweden.

Last week the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee passed a divestment motion when reviewing their ethical investment policies, stating that the list of sectors in which WCC does not invest should be extended to include fossil fuels. WCC is a fellowship of over 300 churches in 150 countries and the central committee is made up of influential religious leaders. They are encouraging their members to do the same, meaning that this decision to disinvest could resonate far and wide. Read more




More support for disinvestment from Bradford North Methodist Circuit

‘What on earth is disinvestment?’ I hear you ask. Members of the Methodist circuit meeting of Bradford North know. They voted on Wednesday 5th March by 29 votes to 7 (with 16 neutrals) for the Memorial (Proposal):

‘Bradford North Circuit requests the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church to disinvest in firms whose main purpose is the extraction of fossil fuels from the earth.’ Read more