Tagged with climate change

Confronting Climate Change: Prof. William Moomaw

Following our Palm Sunday service and coffee hour, we will host William Moomaw, of the Tufts University Fletcher School, for a lively discussion of  the scientific and ethical dimensions of climate change. This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Moomaw was the Founding Director of the Fletcher School’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (established in 1992). His scholarly and policy research focuses on mitigation and adaptation to climate change, forestry, nitrogen pollution, and energy and water policy.

He serves on the Boards of several organizations that work on climate change, conservation, and consensus building. He is a chemist turned policy scientist with a Ph.D. from MIT, whose research focuses on integrating science and technology into international agreements.

There will be time for questions and answers after the program.


Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal

The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC), will give the sermon today on the topic of climate change as humanity’s greatest challenge. He will preach about overcoming despair through “unconquerable hope”  and the need to embrace Jesus’ admonition to “fear not!”

Comparing climate work to a new abolition movement, Dr. Antal will give examples of how the UCC and other activists are engaged in faithfully offering hope in the face of a changing climate. After teaching and leading two national peace organizations, Rev. Antal spent 20 years leading vital churches of all sizes in Massachusetts and Ohio and providing a public voice on peace and justice issues.