Archive: May 2015 - Operation Noah

The People’s Pilgrimage

Posted in: News
Date posted: 20 May 2015


Operation Noah supports the People’s Pilgrimage launched by OurVoices in solidarity with all those affected by climate change around the world.

This is the chance for people of faith to join thousands of other pilgrims to make our call for climate action heard far and wide. Pilgrims across the globe will be taking both long and short journeys, visiting places at risk from climate change, sites of fossil fuel exploitation, places of community resistance and places that demonstrate inspiring solutions for a fossil-free future. Read more

Building the faith voice for climate justice: Supporters’ Day and AGM

Posted in: Events
Date posted: 8 May 2015

Date: Saturday 13 June 2015, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: St Luke’s Church Centre, Great Colmore Street, Lee Bank, Birmingham B15 2AT

Please book your place at our Supporters’ Day and AGM here. Read more

Newsletter May 2015

Posted in: Newsletters
Date posted: 6 May 2015

Read our latest newsletter for updates about our Supporters’ Day on 13 June; the climate lobby of Parliament on 17 June; general election manifestos’ climate policies; progress in the Church of England and the Methodist Church on fossil fuel disinvestment; Baked Alaska climate drama UK tour; and upcoming events. Read more

Summary of general election climate policy headlines

Posted in: Comment
Date posted: 5 May 2015

A summary of each party’s manifesto statements on climate and energy policy is provided below, drawing upon a briefing produced by Quaker Peace and Social Witness ‘Reflections on the general election manifestos’. This summary draws out interesting headlines rather than being a full analysis of the policy implications of the manifesto statements and it does not compare like with like. Read more

Methodist Church edges towards fossil fuel disinvestment but fails to commit

Posted in: News
Date posted: 5 May 2015

Press release, 30 April: In a new climate change policy, the Methodist Church has set criteria for excluding tar sands and thermal coal companies, but fails to join a growing list of fossil free churches, public bodies and leading charitable trusts by sending a clear signal that it will disinvest. Read more

Church of England divests £12 million from coal and tar sands companies

Posted in: News
Date posted: 5 May 2015

Press release, 1 May: The Church of England divests £12 million from thermal coal and tar sands companies and states that it will divest from other fossil fuel companies that do not take seriously their responsibility to assist transition to low-carbon economy.

In a new climate change policy, the Church of England has taken a significant step towards divestment by excluding companies deriving more than 10% of their revenues from tar sands and thermal coal, deeming such companies to be inconsistent with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Church has also committed to increase its investment in climate adaptation and sectors such as renewable energy. Read more

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