This autumn, Operation Noah are launching a national listening campaign around the Church of England’s fossil fuel investments, and we’re inviting you to join us for one of two online training sessions in October to learn how to lead a discussion in your church, parish or local community with people who might be interested in this issue.
Join us for a free, 1-hour training session on Zoom on either Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 7pm, or on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 7pm, by registering here.
A listening campaign is a series of listening meetings or gatherings where people discuss an issue of mutual concern and ultimately decide what they want to do about it. In this campaign, we’re training leaders to lead discussions with groups of 6-12 people (either in-person or on Zoom) about the Church of England’s fossil fuel investments – not only the national Church’s investments, which total £55 million, but also fossil fuel investments that individual Church of England dioceses still hold.
The purpose of any listening meeting is to hear how people feel about the issue, to share stories about how the issue impacts people’s lives, and to explore what, if anything, people want to do to change the situation.
Listening meetings help campaigns identify new leaders, empower people to take action on the things that matter to them, and help bring to the surface compelling stories that can be used to speak truth to power.
If you would like to take a look at the resources we’ve developed for this campaign, including a meeting script and PowerPoint presentation on the Church of England’s fossil fuel investments, you can download them below.
Resister now for one of our October training sessions and get involved!