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Christian activists perform Fossil Free Nativity outside Methodist Central Hall

Campaigners from Christian Climate Action and Divest London gathered outside Methodist Central Hall in central London on Saturday 6th December to perform a ‘Fossil Free Nativity’ and call on the Methodist Church and the Church of England to disinvest from fossil fuels.

Participants dressed up as wise men, shepherds, angels and characters from the Nativity to perform a re-telling of the Christmas story, which also included new figures such as BP, Shell and climate scientists.

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New Divestment Campaign Hits Big Five Banks

Charlotte Webster writes on Move Your Money’s ‘Divest!’ campaign, which calls for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change.

Fossil fuel investment has never been environmentally acceptable. It is now no longer socially acceptable. It is fast becoming economically unacceptable too.

The divestment movement is spreading across the globe with investment groups like the Rockefeller Brothers recently joining religious groups, foundations, universities, councils and cities all committing to move billions of pounds out of fossil fuels. This month the University of Glasgow pledged to divest £18 million, joining the British Medical Association, Oxford City Council and the UK’s Quakers in moving away from fossil fuels.

In October this year, Move Your Money launched a new campaign calling for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change. ‘Divest!’ comes amid growing public concern about climate change and fossil fuel investments.

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General Synod to debate the climate!

Great News: climate change is on the agenda at the Church of England General Synod on 12th February.

The purpose of the debate is to challenge the Church to take urgent action on climate change in all areas, including political pressure, disinvestment / reinvestment, adaptation, consumption, poverty and international development. This is the first step in encouraging the Church of England to engage more fully in tackling climate change and the hope is that it will lead to further debates, specifically concerning fossil fuel disinvestment. Read more