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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Zoom on Tuesday 15 March at 5.30pm. Register for this one-hour training session here.
At Operation Noah we believe the Church has an important role to play in tackling the climate crisis. In the lead up to COP26 we need to call for the strongest possible action on the climate crisis. COP26, a meeting of world leaders to discuss the climate crisis, is being hosted in the UK. Come and find out what you and your church can do to make the most of this historic opportunity.
We are delighted to welcome Chine McDonald and Josh Tregale to speak to us this year.
Rev Dr Dave Gregory is a former President of the Baptist Union. He convenes the Baptist Union Environment Network and is Director of the John Ray Initiative, a charity with a vision to bring together scientific and Christian understandings of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated and lead to effective action. He is also a former meteorologist at the Met Office, Hadley Centre and the European Weather Centre and is also involved in helping churches engage with science, particularly through Messy Church Does Science. Dave will speak about the Baptist Union’s recent decision to make a divestment commitment. The decision was passed by an overwhelming majority of 98.5% after Dave co-authored a proposal to divest as a practical commitment towards climate justice ahead of COP26.
Josh Tregale is a young climate activist who believes that the prophetic voice of the Church is a powerful statement. He will talk about his experiences of being Campaign Co-ordinator for MOCK COP26. The online conference was organised by young people and aimed to improve on the original plans for COP26 after it was delayed by a year. Josh is also International Campaign Coordinator at Teach the Future, a campaign for climate education.
When you register you will be able to choose one of the following workshops:
Why and how should churches divest from fossil fuels with James Buchanan and Bokani Tshidzu of Operation Noah’s Bright Now campaign
Hold a Climate Sunday in the lead-up to COP26 with James Anthony from Climate Sunday
Camino to COP with Melanie Nazareth of Christian Climate Action