Hi <<First Name>>,
What's the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced?
According to environmental leader rev. Jim Antal, it's no contest: climate change.
Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice. In Climate Church, Climate World, Jim presents a compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous moral challenges.
Jim 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.
By providing discussion questions for each chapter and over 50 sermon suggestions, the book is a powerful and effective tool to spark congregational engagement.
We can expand the Golden Rule to include future generations. We can shift our focus from personal salvation to collective salvation. Because climate change amplifies all forms of injustice—hunger, refugees, racism, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—defense of creation is a campaign for justice.
By reorienting what we prize through new approaches to worship, preaching, witnessing, and other spiritual practices, we can honor creation as we cultivate hope and discover new joy.