Bright Now Report Webinar

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We are delighted to invite you to a free webinar to launch our new report, Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

Wednesday 10th June
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The report shows the gap between the business plans of major oil companies and the Paris Agreement targets, and calls on Churches in the UK to urgently divest from fossil fuels to tackle the climate emergency. It has received coverage in national media including the i paper and The Telegraph.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, said in response to the report: ‘The current health crisis has highlighted as never before the need for coherent international action in the face of global threat. Can we learn the lesson and apply it to the global threat of climate change? To do so means taking practical and effective steps to reduce our lethal dependence on fossil fuels, and this report challenges the Churches to take these steps as a matter of urgency.’

The webinar will include:

  • Key findings of the new Bright Now report with James Buchanan and Bokani Tshidzu from Operation Noah
  • Why and how faith organisations are deciding to end support for fossil fuels and invest in the clean technologies of the future
  • Responses from speakers in various Christian denominations, who will share insights and reflections on divestment in their Churches and faith groups
  • Q&A with our speaker panel

We will be joined by the following speakers:

  • Revd Dr David Pickering, Moderator of the United Reformed Church Synod of Scotland
  • Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Waterloo and member of Church of England’s Environmental Working Group
  • Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Christian Aid Scotland and former Convenor of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council
  • Stephen Power SJ, former Treasurer of Jesuits in Britain who manages the Jesuits’ ethical investment strategy
  • Michael Pryke, former Methodist Youth President

In this crucial time for urgent action on the climate crisis, could your Church or Christian organisation join the growing movement for fossil free Churches, as 42 faith institutions have done earlier this month?

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We are looking forward to seeing you then. Please do spread the word!

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