Blog Archive: Catholic Church Archives - Bright Now

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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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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13

Mar

2020

Sisters of St Joseph of Peace divest from fossil fuels

The Sisters of St Joseph of Peace have announced they have completed the divestment of their UK investment portfolio. The sisters made the decision to divest in 2018 and were 100% fossil free in 2019. 

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26

Feb

2020

Jesuits in Britain divest from fossil fuels

The Jesuits in Britain have announced they are divesting from companies whose major income is from the extraction of fossil fuels – the largest Catholic religious order in the UK to join the global divestment movement.

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6

Jan

2020

Epiphany Declaration: 20 Christian organisations divest from fossil fuels

Operation Noah is delighted to announce that 20 Christian organisations in the UK – including churches, dioceses, Synods and religious orders – have announced their divestment from fossil fuels as part of the Epiphany Declaration for Fossil Free Churches. 

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