The Earth is the Lord's


Massachusetts Conference Minister & President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, author of the resolution, speaks at General Synod 2017

 

National UCC General Synod 31 – June-July 2017

Emergency Synod Resolution – passed on July 3, 2017 by a 97% vote:

The Earth is the Lord's - Not Ours to Wreck -- Imperatives for a New Moral Era

A resolution on the churches’ response to climate change – triggered by the US pull out from the Paris Climate Accord.

 

Click here for the 2 page PDF of the resolution as passed by Synod
 

Click here for a 5 page PDF of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Blog post by Jim Antal: United Church of Christ Declares a New Moral Era
July 10, 2017

News Coverage:

United Church of Christ approves emergency resolution on climate change
July 4, 2017, The Boston Globe

 

Offering Moral Leadership, UCC Urges Clergy to 'Be Bold and Courageous' in Climate Fight
July 5, 2017, Common Dreams

 

Declaring the Earth is the Lord’s, UCC calls for environmental imperatives for a new moral era
July 4, 2017, United Church News

 

United Church of Christ Declares a New Moral Era
July 10, 2017, Blessed Tomorrow

 

Imperatives for a New Moral Era 
July 7, 2017, Eco-Justice theologian Peter Sawtell’s Eco-Justice Notes commentary