Blog Archive: fossil fuels Archives - Bright Now

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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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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27

Sep

2018

The Pope and Big Oil

Operation Noah trustee Reggie Norton gives an overview of two gatherings on climate change which took place at the Vatican over the summer, as well as progress on fossil fuel divestment in the Catholic Church.

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10

Jul

2018

Church of England votes for fossil fuel divestment, but still some way to go

The Church of England’s governing body, General Synod, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to divest by 2023 from oil and gas companies not on track to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2°C.

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