To: Parochial Clergy, Lay Licensed Preachers, Non-Parochial Active Clergy
From: Canon for Communications
Re: Preaching Hope event
Date: December 10, 2021
If the world’s average temperature will soon shoot past the 1.5ºC target to ensure climate stability, how do we preach about hope? This informal, hour-long conversation will provide a space for reflecting on Gospel hope, keeping in mind the systemic challenge of keeping fossil fuels in the ground and the connections between racial, economic, and environmental justice. We’ll touch upon a few lectionary readings, and there will be opportunities for questions and discussion. This ecumenical event is open at no charge to all preachers.
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.