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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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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and 130+ clergy call on Church of England to divest from ExxonMobil

Posted in: Blog, Featured
Date posted: 25 February 2022

In an open letter published in Friday’s Church Times (25 February), six bishops and 130 clergy including Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, have called on the Church of England’s Church Commissioners to divest immediately from oil giant ExxonMobil. 

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Operation Noah’s Response to the Church of England’s Fossil Fuel Ties

Posted in: Blog, Featured
Date posted: 21 February 2022

In response to the 21 February articles in The Guardian (‘Concern over Church of England pension board fossil fuel industry links’) and DeSmog (‘Church of England Fossil Fuel Ties Revealed Amid Divestment Dispute’), Operation Noah has issued the following statement from Revd Dr Darrell Hannah, Operation Noah’s Chair of Trustees: 

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April 2022 newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Newsletters

In this month’s newsletter, we celebrate that our Bright Now campaign has been shortlisted for a national campaigning award, invite churches and faith groups to join the next Global Divestment Announcement on 5 July 2022, review how The Church of England went from zero to 10 dioceses divesting, introduce the theme for our Supporters’ Event in June and more!

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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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Operation Noah’s Bright Now Campaign Shortlisted for ‘David & Goliath’ Award

Posted in: Articles, Blog, News
Date posted: 28 April 2022

Operation Noah has learned that our Bright Now campaign has been shortlisted for the ‘David & Goliath Award’ as part of the National Campaigner Awards 2022, presented by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.

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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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A growing movement calls for an end to all new fossil fuel exploration

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By Holly-Anna Petersen, Operation Noah Trustee

Revd Vanessa Elston (left) and Ruth Jarman (right) joined the Beyond Fossil Fuels Together vigil outside Parliament earlier this month.

In life, there is a time for a softly softly approach and a time for putting your foot down. As we edge ever closer to climate collapse, it’s clear that if we want a habitable planet, this is a time for the latter.

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Divest the Church of England: attend our online training session on 15 March

Posted in: Blog, Events, News
Date posted: 7 March 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 Zoom on Tuesday 15 March at 5.30pm. Register for this one-hour training session here.

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