Preaching on climate change is more important than ever. Please join this informal hour-long Zoom conversation with two religious climate leaders who between them have preached on climate change more than 500 times. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.
Participants are encouraged to read Bullitt-Jonas’s article “Preaching When Life Depends on It: Climate Crisis and Gospel Hope” (Anglican Theological Review, Spring 2021) and Antal’s chapter, “Prophetic Preaching: Freeing the Pulpit from Fear,” in his book Climate Church, Climate World.
Jim Antal serves as special advisor on climate justice to the general minister and president of the United Church of Christ. Antal’s 2018 book, Climate Church, Climate World, is being read by hundreds of churches. From 2006-2018, Antal led the 350 UCC churches in Massachusetts as their conference minister and president.
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas serves as missioner for creation care for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts & Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ, and as creation care advisor to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Her 2019 co-edited book, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis, includes 21 essays by diverse faith leaders, plus study questions and spiritual practices.