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Register for our 18 June online Supporters’ Event as we explore ‘Alternatives to Fossil Fuelled Violence’

Posted in: Blog, Events, Featured
Date posted: 9 June 2022

Operation Noah’s annual Supporters’ Event on Saturday 18 June at 10.30am is an opportunity to learn more about our work, hear from inspiring Christian speakers on climate and the environment and explore an environmental topic that interests you via one of our short workshops. This year’s Supporters’ Event – ‘Alternatives to Fossil Fuelled Violence: Listening to our Global Neighbours’ – will again be online and will be chaired by Shilpita Mathews, an Operation Noah trustee.

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May 2022 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Featured, Newsletters

Our May newsletter is out! Learn more about two upcoming webinars, including our online Supporters’ Event on Saturday 18 June featuring keynote speaker Svitlana Romanko, a Ukrainian lawyer and environmental activist. Catch up on other news as well, including our recent prayer vigil with Young Christian Climate Network outside Church House.

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On the eve of ExxonMobil & Total AGMs, campaigners hold prayer vigil outside Church House, calling on CofE to divest from fossil fuels

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured, News
Date posted: 24 May 2022

Organised by Operation Noah and Young Christian Climate Network, the vigil outside the Church of England’s headquarters was a ‘lament’ for the Church’s continued investment in fossil fuels.

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Join us for ‘The Global Church & The Fossil Fuelled Five’ webinar featuring Bill McKibben on 31 May at 17.30 BST

Posted in: Blog, Events, Featured
Date posted: 20 May 2022

Our free webinar on Tuesday 31 May will focus on five key countries which have yet to lead by example on climate, as well as on three important actions that Churches and faith communities can take in response to environmental inaction by governments: fossil fuel divestment; support for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty; and opposition to all new fossil fuel developments.

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Time is running out: what the IPCC report means for fossil fuels and climate solutions

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Featured
Date posted: 27 April 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published its 6th Assessment Working Group III report (‘Mitigation of Climate Change’). In this blog, Bright Now Campaign Officer Sharon Hall explores key findings of the report and what it means for our work on fossil fuels, investment in climate solutions and nature-based solutions.

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Operation Noah Records Episode of Christian Aid’s ‘Walking Humbly’ Lenten Podcast

Posted in: Blog, Featured
Date posted: 7 March 2022

Operation Noah has recorded an episode of ‘Walking Humbly’ – a new Christian Aid podcast for Lent, which released this month. Listen to it here.

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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.

Operation Noah’s annual Supporters’ Event – BOOK NOW

Posted in: Events, Featured
Date posted: 28 April 2021

Operation Noah’s annual Supporters’ Event is taking place online in 2021. Consider the call to prophetic action and voice in advance of COP26.

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At Operation Noah we believe the Church has an important role to play in tackling the climate crisis. In the lead up to COP26 we need to call for the strongest possible action on the climate crisis. COP26, a meeting of world leaders to discuss the climate crisis, is being hosted in the UK. Come and find out what you and your church can do to make the most of this historic opportunity.

Speakers

We are delighted to welcome Chine McDonald and Josh Tregale to speak to us this year.

Chine McDonald is Head of Public Engagement at Christian Aid. She edited Rage and Hope: 75 Prayers for a better world, a Christian Aid book which was published in March 2021. Her second book, God is not a white man and other revelations, will be published in May. Chine will talk about Christian Aid’s work on climate change and the perspective of black British Christians, as well as her wider work equipping the Church to be a voice for justice.

Rev Dr Dave Gregory is a former President of the Baptist Union. He convenes the Baptist Union Environment Network and is Director of the John Ray Initiative, a charity with a vision to bring together scientific and Christian understandings of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated and lead to effective action. He is also a former meteorologist at the Met Office, Hadley Centre and the European Weather Centre and is also involved in helping churches engage with science, particularly through Messy Church Does Science. Dave will speak about the Baptist Union’s recent decision to make a divestment commitment. The decision was passed by an overwhelming majority of 98.5% after Dave co-authored a proposal to divest as a practical commitment towards climate justice ahead of COP26.

Josh Tregale is a young climate activist who believes that the prophetic voice of the Church is a powerful statement. He will talk about his experiences of being Campaign Co-ordinator for MOCK COP26. The online conference was organised by young people and aimed to improve on the original plans for COP26 after it was delayed by a year. Josh is also International Campaign Coordinator at Teach the Future, a campaign for climate education.

Breakout rooms

When you register you will be able to choose one of the following workshops:

  • Why and how should churches divest from fossil fuels with James Buchanan and Bokani Tshidzu of Operation Noah’s Bright Now campaign
  • Hold a Climate Sunday in the lead-up to COP26 with James Anthony from Climate Sunday
  • Camino to COP with Melanie Nazareth of Christian Climate Action
  • Science and the Bible with Revd Dr Darrell Hannah, Operation Noah’s Chair
  • Eco anxiety and pastoral care with Revd Grace Thomas
  • Climate and racial justice with Sarah-Jane Nii-Adjei from Christian Aid
  • Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill with Jane King from the CEE Bill Alliance
  • The Climate Emergency Toolkit with Hannah Bowring of Tearfund

Spaces on each workshop are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Register for your free place

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