Blog Archive: Churches Archives - Bright Now

31

Jan

2019

Could your church join the Easter Declaration for Fossil Free Churches?

Today, we are launching the next joint divestment announcement for local churches, which will take place on Easter Tuesday (23 April). Churches of all denominations are invited to join us: read on to find out how you can get involved.

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20

Nov

2018

No more money for oil: divest or engage?

This article was first published in the November edition of Reform magazine.

With climate experts announcing that we have 12 years to contain climate change, is it time for all Churches to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, asks Operation Noah’s James Buchanan. Next month, the United Reformed Church’s investors respond.

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23

Aug

2018

Divest your church this Season of Creation: 1 September to 4 October

As our scorching summer gradually fades into autumn, the Bright Now campaign is inviting local churches to support the movement for fossil free churches. Could you join us in this next stage of the campaign?

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11

Jun

2018

Fossil free Churches: Accelerating the transition to a brighter, cleaner future

Front cover of the Fossil Free Churches report.

Our new Bright Now report looks at the role of the Churches in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

The report, Fossil free Churches: Accelerating the transition to a brighter, cleaner future, argues that the speed of transition needs to accelerate rapidly in order to keep temperature rises in line with the Paris Agreement. To accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon economy, Churches (and other investors) need to rapidly shift their investments from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean alternatives.

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15

Jan

2018

Make 2018 the year you divest your church

Tring Baptist Church

Two years ago, 195 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement, committing to keep average global temperature rises ‘well below 2 degrees Celsius’, compared with pre-industrial levels. We know that in order to meet these targets, there must be a rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean alternatives, including renewable energy.

The Church can lead the way: showing their support for the Paris Agreement by committing to divest from fossil fuels. And while our national Churches are still not there yet, local churches are taking a prophetic stand on this urgent issue. Read more

13

Mar

2017

Divest your church: new resource for local churches available now!

Does your church have investments in fossil fuel companies? Ever thought about moving your money somewhere that builds the world you want to live in?

A new resource produced by Operation Noah, Divest your church, explains how your local church can divest from fossil fuels and reinvest for a brighter future, as well as supporting the campaign for the national Churches to divest. Read more