Blog Archive: Church of Scotland Archives - Bright Now

7

May

2021

Church of Scotland divests from oil and gas companies

Christian environmental and development charities Operation Noah, Christian Aid and Eco-congregation Scotland, have welcomed the decision of the Church of Scotland Investors’ Trust to sell its shares in oil and gas companies.

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11

Mar

2021

Scottish Churches’ divestment webinar sees launch of COP26 Pledge

On Wednesday 3 March 2021, Eco-congregation Scotland, Operation Noah and partner organisations hosted a webinar on divestment attended by almost 200 people to launch the Scottish Churches COP26 pledge

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25

Jan

2021

Bright Now, COP26 and the just and green recovery in 2021

At this time of climate emergency, every year counts, and never has this been more the case than in 2021. As the UK prepares to host the UN climate talks (COP26) later in November, we have a crucial opportunity to make an impact and increase the pressure on institutions and governments to respond with the urgency that the climate crisis demands.

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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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1

Apr

2020

Dunscore Parish Church calls on the Church of Scotland to end investment in fossil fuels

Dunscore Parish Church has decided to end its investments in fossil fuels, becoming the second local church in the Church of Scotland to divest.

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23

May

2019

Church of Scotland narrowly votes against fossil fuel divestment

The Church of Scotland voted narrowly against divestment from fossil fuel companies at its General Assembly in Edinburgh yesterday.

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