Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change

Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change

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Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice. Environmental leader Reverend Jim Antal presents a compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous moral challenges. Antal calls for the church to embrace a new vocation so that future generations might live in harmony with God’s creation. After describing how we have created the dangers our planet now faces, Antal urges the church to embrace a new vocation, one focused on collective salvation and an expanded understanding of the Golden Rule (Golden Rule 2.0). He suggests ways people of faith can reorient what they prize through new approaches to worship, preaching, witnessing and other spiritual practices that honor creation and cultivate hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538110690
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/19/2018
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 79,808
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, activist, and public theologian. He serves as the national spokesperson on climate change for the United Church of Christ. Yale Divinity School recently honored Antal with the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice, in recognition of his lifelong advocacy for nuclear disarmament, racial justice, Middle East Peace, and climate change activism.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Situation We Find Ourselves In
2. A Loving God for a Broken World
Interlude – If We Fail To Heed Our Calling
3. The Church’s Vocation Today
4. The Marks of the Church in a Climate Crisis World
5. Discipleship – Reorienting What We Prize
6. Worship as a Pathway to Freedom
7. Prophetic Preaching: Freeing the Pulpit from Fear
8. Witnessing Together – Communal Action Can Free Us from Fear
9. Living Hope-Filled Lives in a Climate Crisis World
Epilogue

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Anonymous 24 days ago
Jesus would not approve of propogating man-centered social engineering, much less a system founded on a lie. The computer models ignore the single largest factor in climate- WATER VAPOR! Why? Because it is too hard to quantify the effect! DO NOT BE DECEIVED! (for those not schooled on the issue, think humidity...) Instead, focus on Matthew 25, and nurse the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned (physically and mentally).