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15

Apr

2019

New Church of Scotland divestment briefing launched

In recent years, the Church of Scotland has debated how to align its concerns about climate change with its investment policy – without a clear conclusion.

Christian Aid, Operation Noah, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Eco-congregation Scotland have produced a joint briefing to inform Church of Scotland members about how the Church can better address these concerns by divesting from fossil fuels.

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26

Mar

2019

United Reformed Church Synod of Yorkshire divests from fossil fuels

The United Reformed Church Synod of Yorkshire has decided to end its investments in fossil fuels. In announcing its decision, it highlighted the major contribution of fossil fuel companies to climate change and its disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest communities.

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21

Feb

2019

Catholic religious orders call for urgent action on fossil fuel divestment

On Thursday 14 February, 65 people from more than 20 Catholic religious communities attended a conference hosted by Mount Street Jesuit Centre in London entitled ‘Fossil fuel divestment for a zero-carbon future: A conference for religious’. James Buchanan reports on the day.

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8

Feb

2019

Fossil fuel divestment for a zero carbon future: A conference for religious

An earlier version of this article by Operation Noah trustee Revd Dr Martin Poulsom SDB was published on the Conference of Religious website.

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31

Jan

2019

Could your church join the Easter Declaration for Fossil Free Churches?

Today, we are launching the next joint divestment announcement for local churches, which will take place on Easter Tuesday (23 April). Churches of all denominations are invited to join us: read on to find out how you can get involved.

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20

Nov

2018

No more money for oil: divest or engage?

This article was first published in the November edition of Reform magazine.

With climate experts announcing that we have 12 years to contain climate change, is it time for all Churches to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, asks Operation Noah’s James Buchanan. Next month, the United Reformed Church’s investors respond.

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