Follow our ’40 Days, 40 Dioceses’ Divestment Campaign with These Daily Updates

Posted in: Blog, Featured, News
Date posted: 22 February 2023

Every day throughout Lent, Operation Noah will feature one of the 40 CofE and Catholic dioceses in England and Wales that, at the beginning of 2023, had yet to make a divestment commitment. Follow our daily blog to keep up on our Lent campaign, which will include videos from campaigners, facts about the devastating impact of fossil fuels, written prayers and more.

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PRESS RELEASE: Christians call on dioceses to divest from fossil fuels as part of Operation Noah’s ‘40 Days, 40 Dioceses’ Lent campaign

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured, News
Date posted: 21 February 2023

As fossil fuel companies report record profits while underinvesting in renewables and exploring for new oil and gas, UK Christians are calling on Church of England (CofE) and Catholic dioceses yet to make a divestment commitment to divest this Lent. Written prayers, video messages, and facts about the devastating impacts of fossil fuels will be shared as part of the campaign. Christians will also be invited to write to their bishop, get their local church to divest, and reach out to diocesan financial decision makers to discuss divestment.

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Join our 40 Days, 40 Dioceses Campaign and the Next Global Divestment Announcement

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Campaigning, Events, Featured, News
Date posted: 31 January 2023

At the start of 2023, 40 dioceses across England and Wales had yet to make a commitment to divest from fossil fuels. This Lent, Operation Noah, through our websites and social media channels, will highlight one of these dioceses on each of the 40 days of Lent and will encourage Christians to call on Church leaders to make changes.

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Our Top 10 Moments of 2022

Posted in: Blog, Featured, Newsletters
Date posted: 21 December 2022

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year, we first wanted to look back on 2022 by compiling our Top 10 Moments. Over the past 12 months, the Church has used its voice to challenge climate injustice, its money to invest in climate solutions and its power to stop funding fossil fuels. In our final newsletter of the year, we celebrate the inspiring work of campaigners to care for creation and to mobilise the Church and society to do likewise.

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PRESS RELEASE: New report shows how Churches can accelerate a fair and fast transition by investing in climate solutions, highlights key role of Church investments in limiting global heating to 1.5°C

Posted in: Church resources, Events, Featured, News, Reports
Date posted: 22 November 2022

Churches have a vital role to play in accelerating the transition to net zero emissions, according to ‘Church Investment in Climate Solutions: Financing a Liveable Future’ – a new report from Operation Noah relevant to climate campaigners and faith investors.

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PRESS RELEASE: Operation Noah report finds Church of England land contributes to the climate crisis, suggests ways to reduce and store emissions

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Church resources, Featured, News, Reports, Science
Date posted: 20 September 2022

Operation Noah has released a report that makes recommendations on ways to reduce and store carbon emissions to one of the country’s largest landowners, the Church of England, which owns approximately 0.5% of the UK’s land. The report is also relevant to other UK Churches and Christian groups, estimated to own another 0.5% of the UK’s land.

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PRESS RELEASE: 450+ Church leaders and Christian campaigners call on UK Government to reconsider Cumbrian coal mine approval

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured, News
Date posted: 14 December 2022

In an open letter, 20+ Anglican and Catholic bishops, as well as heads of eight UK Churches, challenge the UK Government’s decision to approve a new coal mine near Whitehaven, Cumbria.

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Watch Again: Our online Supporters’ Event, ‘Alternatives to Fossil Fuelled Violence’

Posted in: Blog, Events, Featured
Date posted: 24 June 2022

On Saturday 18 June, Ukraine’s Dr Svitlana Romanko, Mozambique’s Rt Revd Manuel Ernesto and South Africa’s Revd Dr Rachel Mash spoke at our online Supporters’ Event, which was chaired by Operation Noah trustee Shilpita Mathews. Our theme was, ‘Alternatives to Fossil Fuelled Violence: Listening to Our Global Neighbours’. Watch it again here.

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Operation Noah announces new funding and welcomes Julia Corcoran and Sharon Hall

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Featured
Date posted: 28 February 2022

Julia Corcoran (left) is Operation Noah’s new Bright Now Campaign Manager and Sharon Hall (right) is our new Bright Now Campaign Officer.

Operation Noah is pleased to announce that we have received funding to expand our successful Bright Now campaign – which works with UK Churches to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions – and have hired two new staff members with this funding, Julia Corcoran and Sharon Hall, doubling our Bright Now staff. 

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Divest the Church of England: Register for our 17 February Online Training

Posted in: Blog, Featured
Date posted: 26 January 2022

On Thursday 17 February 2022 at 5.30pm, we’ll run an online training session for anyone who wants to be a leader in our Divest the Church of England campaign. Register for our one-hour session on Zoom here.

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Supporters’ Event Recording

Posted in: Featured
Date posted: 1 July 2021

Listen back to the amazing speakers from our recent Supporters’ Event.:

  • Chine McDonald from Christian Aid on racial and climate justice
  • Rev Dr Dave Gregory from Baptist Union Environmental Network and the John Ray Initiative on divesting from fossil fuels
  • Josh Tregale of MOCKCOP26 on youth climate activism

Operation Noah in 2020

Posted in: Featured, Reports

Operation Noah’s annual Director’s Report for 2020 is available to download.

Our annual accounts for 2020 can be viewed here.

Find out more about what we got up to in 2020.

If you have any questions about our Director’s Report or annual accounts, please contact: admin@operationnoah.org.

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