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6

Sep

2023

Operation Noah at Greenbelt Festival: Church Land and the Climate Crisis Panel

Image of panel event in Hothouse venue

Held on the grounds of Boughton House near Kettering, the Greenbelt Festival is a unique gathering that focuses on faith, arts and activism and which is attended by many friends of Operation Noah. 

This past August bank holiday, Operation Noah ran an information stall alongside Green Christian and Christian Climate Action and we also hosted a Saturday evening panel discussion in the Hot House venue – an amazingly decorated tent that held talks on the climate emergency throughout the weekend. The panel audio is available to download here.

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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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31

May

2023

Events in Edinburgh and London discuss Church investment in climate solutions 

In the last few weeks, Operation Noah attended two events linked to our new focus on Church investment in climate solutions: the Church of Scotland General Assembly in Edinburgh and a conference in London hosted by FaithInvest and Christian Aid called, ‘Financing a Liveable Future’. Julia Corcoran, our Bright Now Campaign Manager, attended both events.

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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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29

Mar

2023

Over half of Church of England dioceses have now made a divestment commitment!

Operation Noah is delighted to announce that 22 of 42 Church of England dioceses have now made a full commitment to divest from fossil fuels. The Diocese of Canterbury, Diocese of Coventry, Diocese of Ely and Diocese of Hereford have recently confirmed that they will divest from fossil fuel companies by the end of December 2023 (Hereford) or have previously divested and will not be reinvesting in fossil fuels in future (Canterbury, Coventry and Ely). 

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