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Preaching, Book Reading, and Climate Change Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jim Antal

May 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - May 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

The Reverend Dr. Jim Antal will be visiting 3 triangle churches to discuss his new book “Climate Church, Climate World”.

Speaking Schedule:

Sunday, May 6: Community UCC
Book Reading @12:30pm

814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh
Rev. Jenny Shultz-Thomas / 919-809-8850

Sunday, May 6: United Church of Chapel Hill
Book Reading @ 6pm
1321 Martin Luther King jr. blvd. Chapel Hill
Rev. Cameron Barr / 919-942-3540

Monday, May 7: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Book Reading @ 7pm
1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC
Rev. Nancy Petty / 919-828-0897



Jim Antal visit announcement with book – Climate Church-Climate World – 2018

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, award-winning activist, and public theologian. He serves
as the national spokesperson on climate change for the United Church of Christ. You are invited
to hear him preach at Community United Church of Christ a message of “Defiant Hope –
Christian Witness in a time of Climate Crisis,” and read from his newest book, Climate Church,
Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change across the Triangle.

Why should people of faith engage the moral challenge of climate change – and how should we
do it? Climate Church, Climate World helps answer these questions and empowers the reader to
join others in taking action. 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.

Learn more via social media:

From the Foreword by Bill McKibben:
“This book is written with unusual authority, because for as long as there has been a serious
climate movement in the United States, Jim Antal has been at the forefront. He is on the short list
of heroes who have given their all.”

Theologians, scientists and activists endorse this book:
“Jim Antal shows how the church can engage the urgent moral crisis of climate change. This
book will inspire both the courage and conviction people of faith need to provide the leadership
necessary to realise [sic] God’s dream of a just world in which humanity is reconciled to all of
— Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (December 2017)



May 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am
May 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm


Community UCC
814 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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