Blog Archive: Bokani Tshidzu, Author at Bright Now

10

Apr

2024

Financing a Liveable Future: How Your Faith Can Invest in Climate Action

This Earth Day, Operation Noah and FaithInvest are thrilled to announce the launch of a new video series, “Financing a Liveable Future.” This exciting project empowers faith-based institutions to put their values into action by investing in climate solutions!

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23

Jan

2024

Catholic Divestment moves forward: San Diego Example Pushes UK Churches to Rethink Fossil Fuels

This month, the Diocese of San Diego made history by becoming the first Roman Catholic diocese in the US to publicly commit to divest from fossil fuels – a bold move which reflects a growing global sentiment that it’s time to sever ties with an industry that not only harms our environment but also goes against the principles of justice and sustainability. The UK has been at the forefront of Catholic divestment, with the Scottish Catholic Bishops’ Conference having divested as well as 12 Roman Catholic Dioceses in England and Wales, including the Diocese of Salford, whose bishop, Rt Revd John Arnold, is the lead bishop on the environment for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. However, nine Roman Catholic dioceses in England and Wales are still directly investing in fossil fuels, something we believe must change.

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20

Sep

2023

Dioceses continue to make divestment commitments in the UK

The Church of England Diocese of Guildford and the Catholic Diocese of Salford have announced their divestment from fossil fuel companies as part of an on-going movement away from the industry. 

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12

Jul

2023

Church of England General Synod Report

This past weekend, Operation Noah joined members of the Church of England General Synod in York. Among the important business discussed, the Church’s response to the climate crisis was a key theme at the 7-11 July Synod. 

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29

Jun

2023

How the Church of England divested from fossil fuel companies

Operation Noah launched the Bright Now campaign in September 2013. Our campaign for fossil free Churches was kickstarted by the Fossil Free Tour a month later, which we organised alongside 350.org and People & Planet. Bill McKibben, US environmentalist and author who started the fossil fuel divestment movement in the US in 2012, spoke at events attended by 1,000+ people in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

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20

Apr

2023

People of faith announce 31 global divestment commitments and urge other faith groups to divest

As fossil fuel companies continue to overheat the planet, underinvest in renewables and explore for new oil and gas in violation of scientific warnings, 31 faith institutions from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Italy and France joined today’s global divestment announcement, proclaiming no faith in fossil fuels by making their assets permanently off limits to fossil fuel companies. Today’s divestment announcement by faith institutions represents well over $2 billion in assets under management.

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