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Operation Noah, the Christian climate change charity, has welcomed news that the global movement to divest assets from fossil fuels has crossed the trillion-dollar threshold.
An International Divestment Conference was held in Paris, on 1 September, where the Rev Henrik Grape represented the World Council of Churches (WCC) as a key speaker.
A call for the Church of Scotland to partially divest from fossil fuels has been made by the National Youth Assembly at its gathering over the weekend of 15-16 August.
The Lutheran World Federation has announced that it will no longer invest in fossil fuels, describing the action as part of its long -standing commitment to climate justice.
Christian Aid has welcomed the Church of England’s decision to divest from the most polluting fossil fuel companies.
The Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, which manages investments of £1.1 billion for the Church, has announced a new investment policy on climate change.
Campaigners have gathered outside the Methodist Central Hall to call on the Methodist Church and the Church of England to divest from fossil fuels.
Oxford Diocesan Synod has passed a resolution urging the Church of England’s National Investing Bodies to disinvest from fossil fuel companies.
Christian Aid has welcomed a new EU package of climate and energy targets agreed at a Brussels heads of state meeting.
The Church of Sweden has become the latest Christian group to abandon shares in fossil fuels, adding to the pressure on other churches to follow suit.
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