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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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On 20 September at 7pm, join us for the online launch of our new report, ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis’

Posted in: Blog, Events, Featured, News
Date posted: 13 September 2022

We are inviting you to join us on Tuesday at 7pm as we host an online event exploring our new report – scheduled to release on the same day – ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Guide to Action’, which outlines the scope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on Church land, as well as enhancing carbon sinks such as woodlands and peatlands.

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‘It’s still not high enough up the priority list’: Revd Dr Rachel Mash discusses how environmental issues featured at this summer’s Lambeth Conference

Posted in: Articles, Blog, Featured
Date posted: 24 August 2022

The two biggest things that happened environmentally at this summer’s Lambeth Conference – the once-a-decade gathering of Anglican bishops – were the announcement of a global project to protect forests, reforest land and restore nature, and the introduction of a document on the environment. Operation Noah recently spoke to Revd Dr Rachel Mash, secretary of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, about the environmental significance of Lambeth.

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January 2023 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Newsletters
Date posted: 31 January 2023

In our January 2023 newsletter, we introduce our ’40 Days, 40 Dioceses’ campaign which will launch on Ash Wednesday, share exciting news about the Diocese of London’s decision to divest from oil and gas companies, announce a date for this year’s Global Divestment Announcement, hear more about the Stop Rosebank campaign, and much more.

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Looking for Resources this Lent? Reflect on Creation with our Revised ‘Tenants of the King’ Bible Study

Posted in: Articles, Blog
Date posted: 31 January 2023

Lent is a season of penance, prayer and repentance – so what better time to use our newly-revised study guide, ‘Tenants of the King’, to reflect on what God might be saying to us through the climate crisis today?

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YCCN to Hold Prayer Vigil Outside Norwegian Embassy in Effort to Stop Rosebank Oil Field

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

On 7 February at 7pm, members of Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) will gather outside the Norwegian embassy in London, praying for Norway to think again about its endorsement of more oil and gas developments in the midst of a climate crisis.

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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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November 2022 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Newsletters
Date posted: 30 November 2022

Our November newsletter is out! Learn more about our recent Church investment in climate solutions report and webinar, how over 1/3 of Church of England dioceses have divested from fossil fuels, our need for two new Operation Noah trustees and the latest UK and Church-related environmental news.

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Operation Noah seeks new trustees

Posted in: News
Date posted: 30 November 2022

Are you a Christian with a passion for addressing the climate and biodiversity crises – and do you believe the Church has a vital role to play? Operation Noah is looking for two new trustees, and we are particularly keen to hear from people who have a background in finance, human resources or land use. Contact us at admin@operationnoah.org.

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