World Religious Leaders Confront Climate Crisis

World Religious Leaders Confront Climate Crisis

Jim Antal presents His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with his book

Last week, the religious leaders of a quarter of the world’s population confronted the climate crisis – and I was honored to be part of the conversation.

At the invitation of the head of the Orthodox Church, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 200 leaders from the fields of science, government, public policy, business and religion came together for three days in Greece to examine the most up to date climate science, the threats already posed by climate change, and the most promising strategic responses. Every one of us had committed at least a significant part of our life to address the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced, and we were hoping for inspiration. We were not disappointed.

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Jim Antal
Jim Antal

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, activist and public theologian.  He led the 360 churches of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ from 2006 to his retirement in 2018.  An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970, ...

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