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Rescheduled: Jim Antal

Thursday, July 02, 2020
02:00pm EDT

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"God’s Call – Our Vocation – In a Time of Climate Chaos"

This event has been rescheduled from 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 29.

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, climate activist, author and public theologian. He serves as Special Advisor on Climate Justice to the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.  Antal’s book, Climate Church, Climate World, was featured on Earth Day in the Chicago Tribune (2018) and in Christian Century Magazine (2019).  From 2006-2018, Antal led the 350 UCC churches in Massachusetts as their Conference Minister and President.

Jim is graduate of Princeton University, Andover Newton Theological School, and Yale Divinity School, where he was Henri Nouwen‘s teaching assistant.  Yale recently honored him with the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice.  In 2019 he was honored as recipient of the UCC’s Social Justice Prophet Award.

An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970, Antal wrote and championed three groundbreaking national UCC resolutions: in 2013 the UCC became the first national body to vote to divest from fossil fuel companies; in 2017 the national UCC Synod voted to declare a new moral era in opposition to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord; in 2019, the UCC national Synod became the first Christian denomination to endorse the Green New Deal. 

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