News

Clare Fussell Appointed Bright Now Campaign Director; Reflects on Joining Operation Noah

Posted in: Blog, Featured, News
Date posted: 30 January 2024

In January, Clare Fussell was appointed as our new Bright Now Campaign Director. Having previously led The Climate Coalition, managed Christian Aid’s Campaign Team and served as Environmental Adviser for the Diocese of Bristol, Clare has an impressive campaigning background, and we’re excited to have her leading our team. Here, Clare reflects on joining Operation Noah.

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Job Opportunity: Fundraising Officer Deadline Extended to 11 February 2024

Posted in: Blog, Featured, Job Opportunities, News
Date posted: 17 January 2024

Operation Noah is hiring a self-employed Fundraising Officer for 14 hours a week. The application deadline has now been extended to Sunday 11 February 2024, 11.59pm. The contract period will be for an initial 6 months which could be extended with further funding. We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to work alongside our Campaign Director to ensure further funding for the Bright Now campaign.

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Operation Noah’s Top 10 Moments of 2023

Posted in: Blog, Featured, News
Date posted: 20 December 2023

Over the past 12 months, the Church has used its voice to challenge climate injustice, its money to invest in climate solutions and its power to stop funding fossil fuels. In our final newsletter of the year, we celebrate the inspiring work of campaigners to care for creation and to mobilise the Church and wider society to do likewise.

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November 2023 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Featured, News, Newsletters
Date posted: 1 December 2023

In our latest newsletter, we preview COP28, learn about a partnership between the Diocese of Leeds and the Woodland Trust, look back at our recent conference with FaithInvest, advertise our need for a Fundraising Officer, wonder why the Diocese of Chichester has voted to stay invested in fossil fuels and much more. Read the full newsletter here.

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New Teaching Series on Climate Justice

Posted in: 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:

  1. Climate justice – the story we find ourselves in
  2. Climate justice – just Jesus – enacting the kingdom in a world of climate injustice
  3. Climate justice – discipleship – re-evaluating what we prize
  4. Protest and activism – driving a spoke into the wheel of climate injustice
  5. Lament – a spiritual resource for a hurting world
  6. 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.

January 2024 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, News, Newsletters
Date posted: 31 January 2024

January has been full of exciting changes at Operation Noah, such as welcoming our new Bright Now Campaign Director Clare Fussell! We’re also recruiting a Fundraising Officer and are looking for *four* new trustees. It’s all in this month’s newsletter, along with the latest environmental news, campaigning opportunities and more.

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Join us at the Lent Vigil for Climate Justice

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Events, News
Date posted: 11 January 2024

Starting on Ash Wednesday (14 February), Christians will gather in Central London outside the Houses of Parliament for the first 10 days of Lent as part of a 24/7 prayer vigil for climate justice. We will pray for creation, for our global neighbours, for our government and for change.

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New Trustees Needed: Experience in HR and Fundraising Sought

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Job Opportunities, News
Date posted: 11 January 2024

Are you a Christian with a passion for addressing the climate and biodiversity crises – and do you believe the Church has a vital role to play? Operation Noah is looking for new trustees, and we are particularly keen to hear from people who have a background in human resources or fundraising, or with the interest and ability to learn what is needed to be a trustee with responsibility for one of these areas.

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Investment Professionals: Register to Attend our 7 November ‘Church Investment in Climate Solutions’ Conference in London, with £20 Concession Tickets Now Available

Posted in: Blog, Events, News
Date posted: 24 October 2023

Are you a financial decision-maker for a denomination, diocese or Church investment body? If so, you are invited to attend our ‘Financing a Liveable Future: Church Investment in Climate Solutions’ conference at Friends’ House, Euston Road, London on Tuesday 7 November, 10am to 4pm. We have also just increased the number of £20 concession tickets available, and are inviting all Church investment professionals to attend regardless of cost.

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PRESS RELEASE: 400+ Christian Leaders Call on Prime Minister to Stop Rosebank Oil Field

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, News
Date posted: 5 October 2023

In an open letter, 427 Christian leaders – including former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Revd Rowan Williams, and Archbishop of Glasgow, Rt Revd William Nolan – call on PM to stop the Rosebank oil field. The letter says Rosebank ‘will not provide energy security, uphold our obligations to care for our global neighbours or create sustainable jobs fit for the green energy future we need…we do not take a partisan view on Rosebank, we take a moral view. It’s time to show international and moral leadership – and stop Rosebank.’

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Register for This Saturday’s Online-Only Supporters’ Event Featuring Chine McDonald

Posted in: Events, News
Date posted: 23 September 2023

On Saturday 14 October, 11am-1.30pm, join us online for our 2023 Supporters’ Event, ‘Somewhere Good: The Climate Crisis and the Prophetic Imagination’ featuring Chine McDonald and open to anyone interested in exploring the connections between faith and the climate crisis. Registration for this exciting, free event – which will feature workshops alongside talks from Revd Vanessa Elston and Revd Vanessa Conant – is now open. This event was previously scheduled to be both in-person and online, but is now online only.

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