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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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18

May

2020

Global coalition of 42 faith institutions divest from fossil fuels

Together with our friends at the World Council of Churches, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, we are pleased to share a global divestment announcement of faith organisations. 

Today, 42 faith institutions from 14 countries, including 21 from the UK, announce their divestment from fossil fuels. This is the largest-ever joint announcement of divestment from fossil fuels from faith institutions. It comes from institutions in the UK, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Myanmar, Spain and the United States.

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13

May

2020

Introducing the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative

This week we are delighted to profile the work of the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative (CIIC). In this blog, Maggie Stohler, CIIC Program Manager, introduces the network and shares their latest milestones.

Operation Noah is excited to be working with CIIC in encouraging Catholic institutions to align their values with their investments, and hope that all Churches will be inspired by this groundbreaking work.

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6

May

2020

Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

Our new Bright Now report, ‘Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?’, calls on Churches to urgently divest from fossil fuels in response to the climate emergency. The report shows the gap between the business plans of major oil companies and the Paris Agreement targets.

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21

Apr

2020

Three Methodist churches divest from fossil fuels

Lancaster Methodist Church, Stroud Methodist Church and Banner Cross Methodist Church in Sheffield have decided to end their investments in fossil fuel companies.

In making this decision, the three churches involved have demonstrated prophetic leadership on the climate crisis. They also called on the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church to complete divestment from fossil fuels this year.

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