What we do

How should Christians respond to global warming? Should the church be involved with politics? How do Christian values relate to climate change? Operation Noah aims to tackle these questions in several ways.

Theology

Campaigning

  • We believe that the church needs to take the lead in promoting climate justice. We will take a prophetic role in challenging the church to do so.
  • Our Bright Now campaign aims to persuade Churches in the UK to disinvest from fossil fuel companies.
  • Climate Sunday is an initiative encouraging local churches to hold a local Climate Sunday at any time during the 12 months starting on 6 September 2020. At this service congregations will be encouraged to make a short and simple commitment to greater action to address climate change in their own place of worship and community, and to raise their voice to urge bolder action by governments. The culmination of the campaign will be a national Climate Sunday event on Sunday 5 September 2021, to share church commitments and pray for bold action and courageous leadership at COP26. Climate Sunday is organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland with support from Operation Noah and other charities including CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund and A Rocha UK.

Equipping

  • We aim to equip churches to respond to climate change and global warming. We have created many resources for churches, from liturgical material to briefings on climate science.
  • We organise an annual supporters’ meeting with practical information and activities.

Prayer

  • We worked with other Christian organisations on a year of prayer and fasting for climate change during 2014–15. Since then, the movement has continued, and you can find topical prayer points on the Pray and Fast for the Climate website.
  • We encourage our supporters to pray for our work.

Communication

  • We speak at many events organised by church groups and environmental organisations.
  • We produce a free email newsletter for supporters.

Partnerships

  • As part of the global disinvestment movement, we work closely with 350.org and People & Planet.
  • In 2014 we inaugurated a network of faith-based organisations active in climate change, looking at ideas for collaborative action.
  • We are part of the Climate Coalition (formerly known as Stop Climate Chaos) and actively support their campaigns.

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