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PRESS RELEASE: Operation Noah report finds Church of England land contributes significantly 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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July 2022 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Featured, Newsletters
Date posted: 13 July 2022

In July’s newsletter, we revisit our recent Global Divestment Announcement in which 35 faith institutions from seven countries representing over $1.25 billion in combined assets divested from fossil fuel companies. We also explore how the Diocese of Truro is moving to net zero while investing in climate solutions, and we celebrate the Methodist Church of Great Britain’s decision to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, becoming the largest UK denomination to do so.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global faith institutions announce divestment as oil and gas companies threaten 1.5°C climate goal with reckless expansion plans

Posted in: Blog, Featured, News
Date posted: 5 July 2022

In a challenge to the fossil fuel industry’s dangerous expansion plans and increasingly empty rhetoric on climate, 35 faith institutions from seven countries today announced their divestment from fossil fuel companies. Organised by the World Council of Churches, Operation Noah, Laudato Si’ Movement, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, this latest divestment announcement comes from faith institutions in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US.

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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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Register for our 27 September ‘Divest the Church England’ online training session

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Events
Date posted: 24 August 2022

Join us for a one-hour ‘Divest the Church of England’ training session on Tuesday 27 September at 5.30pm. In this short online session, you’ll learn more about the dangerous expansion plans of fossil fuel companies and why divesting from fossil fuels and investing in climate solutions is the way forward.

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Methodist Church of Great Britain endorses the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Posted in: Articles, Blog
Date posted: 13 July 2022

At its 2022 Conference in June, the Methodist Church of Great Britain unanimously endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, becoming the largest denomination in the UK to join the movement calling for an end to all new oil and gas exploration around the world and for a fair, just transition the supports workers and communities in the transition to renewable energy.

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June 2022 Newsletter

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

Our June 2022 newsletter is out! Catch up on our recent webinars ‘The Global Church and The Fossil Fuelled Five’ with Bill McKibben, and ‘Alternatives to Fossil Fuelled Violence’ with Ukraine’s Dr Svitlana Romanko, Mozambique’s Rt Revd Manuel Ernesto and South Africa’s Revd Dr Rachel Mash. We also have the latest climate news, as well as a feature on Jim Green’s latest ‘Divest CofE’ cycling pilgrimage and a book review by Nicky Bull.

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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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