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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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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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Operation Noah’s Directors’ Report, 2021

Posted in: Blog, Reports

Every year we release an annual report. Click below to read the full Directors’ Report, 2021, which includes information on our activities, campaigns, finances, staff and more.

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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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October 2022 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Newsletters
Date posted: 31 October 2022

In this month’s newsletter, catch up on the latest faith-based climate news and opportunities, including new divestment announcements from two Church of England dioceses, our upcoming webinar on church investments in climate solutions, the revised version of our ‘Tenants’ Bible study on the environment, why peat is so important, and much more.

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We’ve updated our ‘Tenants of the King’ Bible study on the environment

Posted in: Blog, Church resources
Date posted: 28 October 2022

Since launching ‘Tenants of the King’ in 2018 – our four-part study guide on what the Bible has to say about caring for the environment – the climate and ecological crisis has become even more urgent. That’s why we’ve recently updated ‘Tenants’, both to reflect this deepening crisis, and also to highlight the opportunities for missional activity as Christians engage with environmental issues.

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Recap of our recent ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis’ webinar

Posted in: Blog, Events, News
Date posted: 26 October 2022

On Tuesday 20 September, Operation Noah hosted a webinar on our new report, ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Call to Action’. Our speakers included Hannah Malcolm, a Church of England ordinand, theologian and Operation Noah trustee; Andy Lester, Head of Conservation at A Rocha UK; Alan Radbourne from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; and Sharon Hall, Campaign Officer at Operation Noah. Holly-Anna Petersen, an Operation Noah trustee, chaired the webinar.

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September 2022 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Newsletters
Date posted: 29 September 2022

In this month’s newsletter, catch up on our ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis’ report, learn more about our next Global Divestment Announcement, register for our November webinar on Church investment in climate solutions, read about the Warm This Winter campaign and more.

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