Blog Archive: dioceses Archives - Bright Now

5

Jul

2022

35 global faith institutions announce divestment and call for no new fossil fuels

Today, in a direct challenge to the fossil fuel industry’s dangerous expansion plans and increasingly empty rhetoric on climate, 35 faith institutions from seven countries – including five Church of England dioceses, two Catholic dioceses in the UK and a Church of England cathedral – announced their divestment from fossil fuel companies. In total, 19 of the 35 institutions joining the announcement are from the UK.

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26

Apr

2022

10 Church of England dioceses have now divested from fossil fuels

Within the last year, 10 Church of England dioceses have divested from fossil fuel companies, making commitments not to invest in coal, oil and gas in the future.

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23

Sep

2021

Catholic young adults call on dioceses to divest in letter to Bishops

This week, 176 Catholic young adults from all 22 dioceses in England and Wales have written an open letter to Catholic bishops calling on all dioceses to divest from fossil fuels ahead of COP26. The open letter published by The Tablet expresses the concern of young people about the ‘the impact of the climate crisis on younger generations and the most vulnerable’.

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9

Apr

2021

Diocese of Oxford completes divestment from fossil fuel companies

The Diocese of Oxford has completed its divestment from fossil fuel companies, becoming the first Church of England diocese to publicly announce its divestment.

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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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