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Date posted: 6 May 2015
Read our latest newsletter for updates about our Supporters’ Day on 13 June; the climate lobby of Parliament on 17 June; general election manifestos’ climate policies; progress in the Church of England and the Methodist Church on fossil fuel disinvestment; Baked Alaska climate drama UK tour; and upcoming events. Read more
Date posted: 5 May 2015
Press release, 30 April: In a new climate change policy, the Methodist Church has set criteria for excluding tar sands and thermal coal companies, but fails to join a growing list of fossil free churches, public bodies and leading charitable trusts by sending a clear signal that it will disinvest. Read more
Date posted: 5 May 2015
Press release, 1 May: The Church of England divests £12 million from thermal coal and tar sands companies and states that it will divest from other fossil fuel companies that do not take seriously their responsibility to assist transition to low-carbon economy.
In a new climate change policy, the Church of England has taken a significant step towards divestment by excluding companies deriving more than 10% of their revenues from tar sands and thermal coal, deeming such companies to be inconsistent with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Church has also committed to increase its investment in climate adaptation and sectors such as renewable energy. Read more
Date posted: 13 January 2015
Read our latest newsletter that features the climate workshop on 14 March, Global Divestment Day on 13-14 February, taking action on the Infrastructure Bill, the climate march and church service on 7 March, Pray and Fast for the Climate and other upcoming events. Read more
Date posted: 7 January 2015
On 13 and 14 February thousands of people from across the world will take action to call on institutions and individuals to move their money away from fossil fuels as part of the first ever Global Divestment Day.
Already the World Council of Churches, Quakers in Britain, the Church of Sweden and over 40 other Churches and faith communities have committed to disinvest. It’s time for UK Churches to join them by breaking their ties with fossil fuel companies and using their resources to support a clean and sustainable future.
Find out how you can get involved here.
Date posted: 19 November 2014
‘Pray and fast for the climate’ was launched on Saturday 1 November 2014 with special services in London, Brighton, Lancaster, Coventry, Southwell and Bracknell.
You can listen to Revd Steve Chalke’s talk from the London service at St John’s Waterloo here.
Holly Petersen from SPEAK spoke about why she is inspired by this movement. Read more