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14

Jul

2020

Guest blog: Methodist Council to debate fossil fuel investments

Revd John Howard, former Chair of the Methodist Church’s Joint Advisory Council on the Ethics of Investment (JACEI) from 2008-2016, seconded a motion on fossil fuel divestment at the Methodist Conference last month. In this guest blog, he offers reflections on the 2020 Conference and the important decisions to be made at Methodist Council this autumn.

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9

Jul

2020

Church of England fund managed by CCLA exits from fossil fuel investments

One of the Church of England’s three National Investing Bodies, which is managed by investment management company CCLA, has recently sold its last remaining shares in fossil fuel companies.

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1

Jul

2020

Methodist Conference supports motion on divestment and refers decision to Methodist Council

The Methodist Conference, which is meeting virtually this year, debated divestment from fossil fuel companies on Tuesday.

Conference members voted to support an amended motion and referred the decision on divestment to the Methodist Council, a smaller representative body, in the autumn.

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26

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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