Blog Archive: Church of Scotland Archives - Bright Now

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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15

Apr

2019

New Church of Scotland divestment briefing launched

In recent years, the Church of Scotland has debated how to align its concerns about climate change with its investment policy – without a clear conclusion.

Christian Aid, Operation Noah, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Eco-congregation Scotland have produced a joint briefing to inform Church of Scotland members about how the Church can better address these concerns by divesting from fossil fuels.

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6

Oct

2018

Three more churches pledge to divest from fossil fuels

At the beginning of the Season of Creation, Operation Noah invited local churches to join the growing fossil fuel divestment movement. We are delighted that three more churches have now taken this step.

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29

May

2018

Encouraging signs for Church divestment

Banner: "Church of Scotland narrowly votes against divestment from oil and gas - but the fight for Fossil Free Churches continues!"

This is an exciting time in the campaign for fossil free Churches. Arguments for divestment are now being taken seriously in many quarters: in just a few weeks, we’ve seen the following signs of the times. Read more