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Operation Noah to hold open Zoom meeting to discuss upcoming CofE General Synod

Posted in: Campaigning, Events, Featured
Date posted: 31 May 2023

Operation Noah will hold an open Zoom call on 20 June at 5.30pm for campaigners to hear about ways to support divestment in the Church of England in the run up to the CofE’s July Synod. The Church of England’s National Investing Bodies have said they will divest from fossil fuel companies not aligned with the Paris Agreement by the end of 2023, though questions remain as to how the CofE will determine compliance as well as when divestment might be announced.

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Operation Noah Praises the Church of England for Voting Against Fossil Fuel Company Directors, Urges Divestment

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Comment, Featured, News
Date posted: 11 May 2023

Operation Noah has praised the Church of England’s Pensions Board and Church Commissioners for committing to vote against directors of fossil fuel companies in which the CofE still own shares for a lack of climate progress while insisting that divestment will ‘get the attention of investors around the world’.

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‘No Faith in Fossil Fuels’: a Christian pilgrimage of witness

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Campaigning, Featured
Date posted: 27 April 2023

On the eve of Earth Day, over a thousand Christians from diverse denominations came together in London for a climate protest against new fossil fuel exploration, particularly in the North Sea, and to call for a transition to a sustainable, just and fossil-free world. The event was a part of ‘The Big One’, a four-day protest organised by Extinction Rebellion and attended by Operation Noah, Christian Aid, Tearfund, Christian Climate Action, CAFOD, A Rocha UK and Green Christian.

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PRESS RELEASE: As Fossil Fuel Companies Explore for New Oil and Gas, People of Faith Announce 31 Divestment Commitments, Urge Other Faith Groups to Divest

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured, News
Date posted: 20 April 2023

Led by the UK – where most Christian groups have divested, including over half of all Church of England dioceses – today’s global divestment announcement by 31 faith institutions from six countries comes as grassroots campaigners call on more faith groups to stop funding fossil fuels. Today’s divestment announcement by faith institutions represents well over $2 billion in assets under management.

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Why Operation Noah is Supporting the No Faith in Fossil Fuels Service and Pilgrimage on 21 April

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Campaigning, Events, Featured, News
Date posted: 27 March 2023

On Friday 21 April, Operation Noah along with other Christian charities – including Tearfund, Christian Aid, YCCN and CAFOD – will hold a No Faith In Fossil Fuels Service and Pilgrimage outside St John’s Church, Waterloo. We’ll gather from 11am to pray and sing; after the service at 12 Noon, we will walk to Parliament and join The Big One protest, which will be family-friendly and is aiming to attract 100,000 people.

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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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May 2023 Newsletter

Posted in: News, Newsletters
Date posted: 31 May 2023

In our May 2023 newsletter, we explore how the Church of England’s National Investing Bodies are moving closer to divesting from fossil fuel companies, invite you to join our 20 June open Zoom call in which we will discuss the stakes for this July’s Church of England General Synod, celebrate the Diocese of Sheffield’s recent divestment commitment, ask you to ‘save the date’ for our 14 October Supporters’ Event and much more!

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Church Times op-ed promotes divestment and a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Posted in: Articles, Blog, News
Date posted: 31 May 2023

An op-ed written by Revd Dr Rachel Mash of Green Anglicans, Dr Cathy Rhodes of the Diocese of Sheffield and Revd Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith has made the case for Church divestment and a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty in the wake of the G7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan – a meeting in which leaders failed to commit to a phase out of fossil fuels.

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Join us for Operation Noah’s Supporters’ Event on Saturday 14 October

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Events
Date posted: 31 May 2023

Operation Noah will host an in-person and online Supporters’ Event on Saturday 14 October, and you are invited!

For those who are able to join us in person, we’ll gather in a beautiful room on the top floor of the CAFOD offices (55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB) where we now rent space. We’ll share more details soon, including speakers and featured topics.

April 2023 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, News, Newsletters
Date posted: 28 April 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we revisit our recent global divestment announcement in which 31 faith institutions from six countries divested from fossil fuel companies. This latest announcement represents over $2 billion in assets under management. Institutions joining the announcement include the Diocese of London, Canterbury Cathedral, the Catholic diocese of Northampton and the Carmelite religious order.

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Dr Cathy Rhodes Submits Synod Motion to Strengthen Church of England’s Divestment Pledge

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Campaigning, News
Date posted: 27 April 2023

I believe our Christian calling is to divest now from all companies who are undertaking fossil fuel exploration and development. We are rapidly running out of time. This PMM is designed to give the NIBs a simple directive from Synod: move money out of all companies planning fossil fuel exploration and development and increase investment in climate solutions.

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March 2023 Newsletter

Posted in: Newsletters
Date posted: 29 March 2023

Catch up on all the latest UK Church-related environmental news in our March newsletter. This month, we reveal that over half of all Church of England dioceses have made full commitments to divest from fossil fuels, look forward to the 21 April ‘No Faith in Fossil Fuels’ prayer service in Central London and much more.

Read the newsletter here.

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