Blog, Featured, Job Opportunities, News
Date posted: 21 November 2023
Operation Noah is hiring a self-employed Fundraising Officer for 14 hours a week. The application deadline is Friday 8 December 2023. We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to work alongside the Bright Now Campaign Director to ensure further funding for the Bright Now campaign. The Bright Now campaign encourages UK Churches to divest from fossil fuel companies and invest in climate solutions – working with partners in the UK and globally.
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, 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.
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.
Blog, Campaigning, Job Opportunities, News
Date posted: 11 October 2023
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.
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.’
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.
Blog, Events, News, Newsletters
Date posted: 24 August 2023
In this month’s newsletter, we look forward to this Saturday’s Operation Noah-led panel discussion on ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis’ at the Greenbelt Festival, announce our theme for our 14 October Supporters’ Event, advertise our need for two new trustees and a new Campaign Director, and much more. Read the full August 2023 newsletter here.