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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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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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PRESS RELEASE (Updated): Former Archbishop of Canterbury, 60+ bishops and 500+ church leaders write to PM and Chancellor calling for renewables push

Posted in: Articles, Blog, News
Date posted: 21 March 2022

  • Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and 67 other Anglican and Catholic bishops sign an open letter to the Government, pushing back on more fossil fuels.
  • Church leaders from around the UK are calling for a windfall tax on fossil fuel companies to tackle the cost of living crisis and for energy efficiency measures to reduce heating bills.
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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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‘You have to love what you’re seeking to protect’ – Jim Green and Chris Hull continue divestment pilgrimage

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Campaigning
Date posted: 28 June 2022

In April, divestment campaigners Jim Green and Chris Hull cycled from their homes in Norwich to three Church of England dioceses on a divestment pilgrimage. Yet Jim said he felt he could do more, and earlier this month, he cycled to four additional dioceses, all of which are still invested in fossil fuels. Next week, Jim plans to cycle to five more dioceses that have yet to divest, with Chris joining for part of the ride.

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Nicky Bull reviews ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ – a book on climate and faith

Posted in: Articles, Blog
Date posted: 27 June 2022

Frances Ward, a Church of England vicar, has suffered from eco-anxiety for some time. This book is her story of spending six weeks in a slow-moving ‘retreat’, taking readers on a multi-layered journey as she reviews her position as a church minister alongside experiencing periods of intense anguish over the climate emergency.

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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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Watch again: our webinar on ‘The Global Church & The Fossil Fuelled Five’

Posted in: Blog, Events
Date posted: 6 June 2022

If you missed our 31 May 2022 webinar on ‘The Global Church & The Fossil Fuelled Five’ or would like to see it again, don’t worry – you can watch it here. Our panellists looked at five wealthy countries (the US, UK, Australia, Norway and Canada) with a particularly large gap between their green rhetoric and their plans to increase fossil fuel production.

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Jim Green and Chris Hull use cycling pilgrimage to call on Church of England dioceses to divest from fossil fuels

Posted in: Blog
Date posted: 28 April 2022

By Jim Green

I don’t know about you, but there is so much to shout about that it can do one’s head in. I wanted something to shout for – hope rather than fear.

So when my wife Sue and I attended an Operation Noah divestment webinar last autumn and heard, for instance, about the divestment movement going from almost nothing to $39 trillion in ten years, we were encouraged.

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Divest the Church of England: register for our 18 May online training session

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Events, News
Date posted: 28 April 2022

The Church of England is still heavily invested in fossil fuels despite the fact that oil, gas and coal are literally fuelling the climate crisis, but with your help, we can change that. Register for our one-hour ‘Divest the Church of England’ training session, which we’ll hold on Wednesday 18 May from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Zoom. 

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