Achievements

The Bishop of London speaking at Operation Noah’s climate event, Westminster, July 2009.

Since its launch in 2004, Operation Noah has worked in many ways to raise awareness of climate change and to equip Christians to take a stand on this vital issue. These are some of our achievements.

Theology

Campaigns

  • Operation Noah’s ARK campaign events around the UK brought together churches and other faith groups, local schools, local authorities and campaigning organisations including WWF, Oxfam and Christian Aid.
  • As a symbolic step towards low-carbon Christian living, we launched our Reclaim Christmas campaign in the autumn of 2008.
  • A further project encouraging radical lifestyle changes was the Carbon Exodus and associated Oil Fast initiative.
  • Operation Noah took part in a joint campaign in 2013 on the Energy Bill.

Prayer

  • Operation Noah worked in partnership with other Christian agencies in organising the very successful ecumenical Wave Service in December 2009.
  • In subsequent years we joined forces with Christian Ecology Link (now known as Green Christian) to organise ecumenical climate services to support the Campaign against Climate Change national march.
  • Operation Noah was instrumental in setting up the Prayer and Fast for the Climate initiative in 2014-15, along with other members of the ‘Faith for the Climate’ network.

Communication

  • We are always looking for new ways to communicate climate change.
  • In 2012 we commissioned Christian comedian Paul Kerensa to write a stand-up comedy routine about climate change. He performed his climate change set to a full tent at the Greenbelt festival that year.
  • In 2014 we commissioned Riding Lights Theatre Company to create a play about climate change, Baked Alaska. This toured throughout the UK.

Advocacy

  • Operation Noah played a key role in organising the speakers for the Environmental Plenary of the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in 2009.

Education and young people

  • Outreach work between 2006 and 2009 included visits to around 25 schools around the country, reaching 3,500 young people.
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