Blog Archive: June 2020 - Bright Now

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Jun

2020

100+ Methodist ministers call for divestment ahead of Methodist Conference

A group of 260 Methodists, including 114 ministers and 146 lay people, have signed a letter calling on the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church to complete divestment from fossil fuels.

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23

Jun

2020

Vatican urges Catholics to divest from fossil fuel companies

Last week, the Vatican issued its first-ever set of comprehensive environmental guidelines. The guidelines include an endorsement of fossil fuel divestment, as well as encouragement to participate in the Season of Creation, an annual season for ecological action.

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19

Jun

2020

Webinar: New report on Church investments in major oil companies

On Wednesday 10 June, Operation Noah hosted a webinar to launch our new report, Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

The webinar included a presentation of key findings of the report, as well as inspiring reflections from guest speakers. The webinar is now available to watch again and can be viewed below.

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3

Jun

2020

Methodist Church divests from BP and Total, but continues investing in four oil companies

Yesterday, the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church announced that it had divested its shares in the major oil companies BP and Total. This is a welcome step forward, but does not go far enough in implementing the motion on divestment passed at Methodist Conference in 2017.

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