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Climate church, climate world : how people of faith must work for change / Jim Antal ; foreword by Bill McKibben.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2023]Copyright date: ©2023Edition: Revised and updated editionDescription: xxii, 239 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781538178898
  • 1538178893
  • 9781538178904
  • 1538178907
Other title:
  • How people of faith must work for change
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 261.8/8 23/eng/20230224
LOC classification:
  • BT695.5 .A57 2023
Contents:
The Earth Is the Lord's, Not Ours to Wreck: Imperatives for a New Moral Era -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 1. The Situation in Which We Find Ourselves -- What Have We Done? -- Taking Responsibility -- The Anthropocene -- How Long Have We Known? -- Are We Paying Attention? -- What's at Stake? How Urgent Is the Crisis? -- Are We Choosing Extinction? -- We're All In This Together -- We Already Have Everything We Need -- Forward Momentum -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 2. A Loving God for a Broken World -- Finding God in a Broken World -- Should We Try to Keep Our Hearts from Breaking? -- Gratitude for a God of Love -- How Do We Remain Faithful? -- Julian Bond's Testimony in Handcuffs -- The Mine and the Snow Geese -- A Story for Our Time -- The Story of the Mine and the Snow Geese: A Postscript -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- Interlude: If We Fail to Heed Our Calling -- A Letter from a Pastor to Her Congregation on the Occasion of the Closing of the Church on Ash Wednesday 2070 -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 3. The Church's Vocation Today -- What's Church For? -- History's Lessons for an Unprecedented Time -- With God, There Are No Externalities -- God Calls Communities, Not Just Individuals and We All Live at the Same Address -- Our Covenant with God: For All Time -- With All Creatures -- Golden Rule 2.0 -- Our Children's Trust -- Confronting the End of Continuity -- A Kairos Moment -- Time for a Moral Intervention -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 4. The Marks of the Church in a Climate Crisis World -- Our Role as Keepers of Continuity -- Building Resilient Communities -- It's Not Just About Me: From Personal to Communal Salvation -- Step 1 Confess Complicity; Step 2: Change the System -- Embracing Spiritual Progress in Place of Material Progress -- Sacrifice and Sharing as Guiding Virtues -- Embracing Moral Interdependence -- Global Warming Intensifies All Forms of Injustice -- Confront the Powers and Principalities -- Sharing Our Fears and Hopes: Empowering Action -- Truth and Reconciliation Conversations in Every House of Worship -- Civil Disobedience -- the Church Acts on Its Conscience -- A Repurposed Church for a New Moral Era -- Affirming these Marks of the Church in a Covenant -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 5. Discipleship: Reorienting What We Prize -- Resilience in Place of Growth -- Collaboration in Place of Consumption -- Wisdom in Place of Progress -- Balance in Place of Addiction -- Moderation in Place of Excess -- Vision in Place of Convenience -- Accountability in Place of Disregard -- Self-Giving Love in Place of Self-Centered Fear -- Civil Disobedience and Discipleship -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 6. Worship as a Pathway to Freedom -- How Much Is Enough? Climate Talk in Church -- The First Announcement at Every Church Service -- Invite Weekly Testimonies -- Transform Familiar Liturgies and Create New Ones -- Organize and Host a Climate Revival -- Worship that Includes All Creatures -- Ordination Vows and New Life in the Anthropocene -- If Earth Were a Sacrament, How Would We Treat It? -- Undomesticating Worship -- Taking Liturgy to the Street, the Pipeline, and the Tracks -- Conclusion -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 7. Prophetic Preaching: Freeing the Pulpit from Fear -- Called to Preach on Climate Change -- Why Preaching on Climate Change Matters -- The Church Was Born for This -- Pastors Must Prepare Their Hearts -- Cultivating Courage -- "Be Not Afraid" -- Offer Hope -- We Are Called to Change the Story -- The Theological Foundation for Preaching on Climate Change -- Preaching on Climate Change -- Ten Considerations -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 8. Witnessing Together: Communal Action Can Free Us From Fear -- Not the Vocation I Started With -- What Is Witnessing? -- Making Civil Disobedience a Normative Expression of Christian Discipleship -- Driven by Love and Gratitude with Fear as a Catalyst -- Divestment: Revoking the Social License to Wreck Creation -- A New Take on Fiduciary Accountability -- A Global Commons -- End the Ownership of Nature -- Building the Kingdom of God: Society Based on "The Common Good" -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 9. Trump, Biden, Greta -- Years of Upheaval, 2018 -- 2022 -- Finally -- A Climate Bill (by Another Name) Passes -- What Made Congress Act on Climate? -- Truth Forever on the Scaffold -- A New Moral Era -- Yes! But Which One? -- Nature Cannot Be Deceived -- Congregations Responding to COVID and Climate -- We're Paying More Attention to the Climate Crisis -- The Green New Deal -- Aspiration Amidst Upheaval -- Youth Cannot Be Ignored -- Imagine If ... -- What's a Climate Church? -- Our Generation Has a Vocation -- We're ALL In This Together -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 10. Living Hope-Filled Lives in a Climate Crisis World -- Not Optimism ... But Hope -- Facing Reality -- A Precondition of Hope -- Expressing Grief -- A Precondition of Hope -- Acknowledging the Existential Threat of Climate Change -- The Conviction of Things Not Seeable -- The Conviction of Things Not Seen -- Telling a New Story of Hope -- Spiritual Practices for Cultivating Hope -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- Epilogue -- Imagine: A Message to the Church -- Presented by a Teenager in 2100 -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection.
Summary: "Climate Church, Climate World contends that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. This revised and updated edition includes a new chapter on political and policy shifts in recent years; the influence of Greta Thunberg and climate change activists; and updated information on the current science of climate change"-- Provided by publisher.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Main BT695.5 .A58 2023 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-981

"An Alban Institute book" -- title page.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-221) and index.

The Earth Is the Lord's, Not Ours to Wreck: Imperatives for a New Moral Era -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 1. The Situation in Which We Find Ourselves -- What Have We Done? -- Taking Responsibility -- The Anthropocene -- How Long Have We Known? -- Are We Paying Attention? -- What's at Stake? How Urgent Is the Crisis? -- Are We Choosing Extinction? -- We're All In This Together -- We Already Have Everything We Need -- Forward Momentum -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 2. A Loving God for a Broken World -- Finding God in a Broken World -- Should We Try to Keep Our Hearts from Breaking? -- Gratitude for a God of Love -- How Do We Remain Faithful? -- Julian Bond's Testimony in Handcuffs -- The Mine and the Snow Geese -- A Story for Our Time -- The Story of the Mine and the Snow Geese: A Postscript -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- Interlude: If We Fail to Heed Our Calling -- A Letter from a Pastor to Her Congregation on the Occasion of the Closing of the Church on Ash Wednesday 2070 -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 3. The Church's Vocation Today -- What's Church For? -- History's Lessons for an Unprecedented Time -- With God, There Are No Externalities -- God Calls Communities, Not Just Individuals and We All Live at the Same Address -- Our Covenant with God: For All Time -- With All Creatures -- Golden Rule 2.0 -- Our Children's Trust -- Confronting the End of Continuity -- A Kairos Moment -- Time for a Moral Intervention -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 4. The Marks of the Church in a Climate Crisis World -- Our Role as Keepers of Continuity -- Building Resilient Communities -- It's Not Just About Me: From Personal to Communal Salvation -- Step 1 Confess Complicity; Step 2: Change the System -- Embracing Spiritual Progress in Place of Material Progress -- Sacrifice and Sharing as Guiding Virtues -- Embracing Moral Interdependence -- Global Warming Intensifies All Forms of Injustice -- Confront the Powers and Principalities -- Sharing Our Fears and Hopes: Empowering Action -- Truth and Reconciliation Conversations in Every House of Worship -- Civil Disobedience -- the Church Acts on Its Conscience -- A Repurposed Church for a New Moral Era -- Affirming these Marks of the Church in a Covenant -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 5. Discipleship: Reorienting What We Prize -- Resilience in Place of Growth -- Collaboration in Place of Consumption -- Wisdom in Place of Progress -- Balance in Place of Addiction -- Moderation in Place of Excess -- Vision in Place of Convenience -- Accountability in Place of Disregard -- Self-Giving Love in Place of Self-Centered Fear -- Civil Disobedience and Discipleship -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 6. Worship as a Pathway to Freedom -- How Much Is Enough? Climate Talk in Church -- The First Announcement at Every Church Service -- Invite Weekly Testimonies -- Transform Familiar Liturgies and Create New Ones -- Organize and Host a Climate Revival -- Worship that Includes All Creatures -- Ordination Vows and New Life in the Anthropocene -- If Earth Were a Sacrament, How Would We Treat It? -- Undomesticating Worship -- Taking Liturgy to the Street, the Pipeline, and the Tracks -- Conclusion -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 7. Prophetic Preaching: Freeing the Pulpit from Fear -- Called to Preach on Climate Change -- Why Preaching on Climate Change Matters -- The Church Was Born for This -- Pastors Must Prepare Their Hearts -- Cultivating Courage -- "Be Not Afraid" -- Offer Hope -- We Are Called to Change the Story -- The Theological Foundation for Preaching on Climate Change -- Preaching on Climate Change -- Ten Considerations -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 8. Witnessing Together: Communal Action Can Free Us From Fear -- Not the Vocation I Started With -- What Is Witnessing? -- Making Civil Disobedience a Normative Expression of Christian Discipleship -- Driven by Love and Gratitude with Fear as a Catalyst -- Divestment: Revoking the Social License to Wreck Creation -- A New Take on Fiduciary Accountability -- A Global Commons -- End the Ownership of Nature -- Building the Kingdom of God: Society Based on "The Common Good" -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 9. Trump, Biden, Greta -- Years of Upheaval, 2018 -- 2022 -- Finally -- A Climate Bill (by Another Name) Passes -- What Made Congress Act on Climate? -- Truth Forever on the Scaffold -- A New Moral Era -- Yes! But Which One? -- Nature Cannot Be Deceived -- Congregations Responding to COVID and Climate -- We're Paying More Attention to the Climate Crisis -- The Green New Deal -- Aspiration Amidst Upheaval -- Youth Cannot Be Ignored -- Imagine If ... -- What's a Climate Church? -- Our Generation Has a Vocation -- We're ALL In This Together -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- 10. Living Hope-Filled Lives in a Climate Crisis World -- Not Optimism ... But Hope -- Facing Reality -- A Precondition of Hope -- Expressing Grief -- A Precondition of Hope -- Acknowledging the Existential Threat of Climate Change -- The Conviction of Things Not Seeable -- The Conviction of Things Not Seen -- Telling a New Story of Hope -- Spiritual Practices for Cultivating Hope -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection -- Epilogue -- Imagine: A Message to the Church -- Presented by a Teenager in 2100 -- Questions for Group Discussion and Further Reflection.

"Climate Church, Climate World contends that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. This revised and updated edition includes a new chapter on political and policy shifts in recent years; the influence of Greta Thunberg and climate change activists; and updated information on the current science of climate change"-- Provided by publisher.

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