Blog Archive: fossil fuels Archives - Bright Now

15

May

2019

United Reformed Church votes to divest from fossil fuels

The United Reformed Church (URC) unanimously approved a proposal to sell its investments in fossil fuel companies at a governing body meeting yesterday evening.

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23

Apr

2019

Eight local churches and the URC Synod of Yorkshire join the Easter Declaration

Operation Noah is delighted to announce that eight local churches and the United Reformed Church Synod of Yorkshire have made divestment commitments as part of the Easter Declaration for Fossil Free Churches.

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26

Mar

2019

United Reformed Church Synod of Yorkshire divests from fossil fuels

The United Reformed Church Synod of Yorkshire has decided to end its investments in fossil fuels. In announcing its decision, it highlighted the major contribution of fossil fuel companies to climate change and its disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest communities.

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21

Feb

2019

Catholic religious orders call for urgent action on fossil fuel divestment

On Thursday 14 February, 65 people from more than 20 Catholic religious communities attended a conference hosted by Mount Street Jesuit Centre in London entitled ‘Fossil fuel divestment for a zero-carbon future: A conference for religious’. James Buchanan reports on the day.

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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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11

Oct

2018

985 institutions and counting: the divestment movement is gaining momentum and giving cause for hope

You could be forgiven for feeling more than a little depressed about climate change at the moment. The latest major UN report on the issue, released earlier this week, calls for ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ to meet the challenge. Its warning is stark: humanity has just 12 years left to keep warming below the ‘safe limit’ of 1.5°C.

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