Climate Church, Climate World

How People of Faith Must Work for Change

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Jim Antal
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Rowman & Littlefield
    , February
     2019.
     242 pages.
     $56.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781538110683.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Nancy Menning forthcoming.

Description

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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

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.

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