Blog, Church resources, Comment, News
Date posted: 22 September 2023
Operation Noah trustee, Mick Oliver, reviews this powerful new teaching series from Revd Jon Swales and Alice Brencher.
In a world of news and stories, truth and lies, it’s hard to navigate how, as a Christian, I should respond to climate change. It’s also hard to navigate my own feelings of despair, worry, guilt and hope.
The Revd John Swales with Alice Brencher leads a series of six in-depth studies into climate justice, explaining and exploring how we should respond as Christians. This is done in a truth-filled, gentle manner through facts, Bible verses, prayers and personal reflective poems.
This teaching series from Swales and Brencher is good follow-on to Operation Noah’s Tenants of the King Bible study, which I highly recommend. The sessions are:
- Climate justice – the story we find ourselves in
- Climate justice – just Jesus – enacting the kingdom in a world of climate injustice
- Climate justice – discipleship – re-evaluating what we prize
- Protest and activism – driving a spoke into the wheel of climate injustice
- Lament – a spiritual resource for a hurting world
- Cruciform adaptation – living faithfully and dying well
The course can be used in many ways:
- Listen to it while getting in those 10k steps (that’s what I did!)
- Watch at home with a few friends, chatting about it at various points over tea and cake or glass of wine
- Suggest it to your church home groups
- Think of something else and let us know!
See the videos here.
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’.
Date posted: 11 December 2018
This article was written by John Anderson and published in the Methodist Recorder. It explores the tension between hope and despair at the heart of the climate crisis, and how Christians might respond.
Date posted: 5 December 2018
As the latest UN climate conference gets underway in Poland, we run through some of the key issues to look out for. If you’re wondering what the terms ‘Just Transition’ or ‘People’s Seat’ might mean, read on…
Date posted: 25 April 2018
Stephen Edwards, Operation Noah’s outreach campaigner, looks at the obstacles that prevent our fellow Christians from relating to environmental issues – and what we might do to change this.
Date posted: 15 February 2018
Operation Noah volunteer Philip Box reflects on the UK’s Christian traditions that inspired his support for our work.
Date posted: 29 January 2018
The coming few years will be critical in the fight for climate justice. It is time for the churches to take this seriously.