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Methodist Council supports resolution on fossil fuel divestment

The Methodist Council, today, has voted to support a motion calling for divestment from fossil fuel companies, agreeing that further action is needed to fully implement a motion on divestment passed by the 2017 Methodist Conference. The debate had been referred to Council by the Methodist Conference in July this year.

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Methodist Conference supports motion on divestment and refers decision to Methodist Council

The Methodist Conference, which is meeting virtually this year, debated divestment from fossil fuel companies on Tuesday.

Conference members voted to support an amended motion and referred the decision on divestment to the Methodist Council, a smaller representative body, in the autumn.

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Webinar: New report on Church investments in major oil companies

On Wednesday 10 June, Operation Noah hosted a webinar to launch our new report, Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

The webinar included a presentation of key findings of the report, as well as inspiring reflections from guest speakers. The webinar is now available to watch again and can be viewed below.

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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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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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Methodist Church takes a step closer to divestment

The annual Methodist Conference has this week voted for the principle of withdrawing investments from fossil fuel companies whose plans are at odds with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read more