Living on the Hinge of History with Defiant Hope: Engaging the Climate Crisis
Sunday, November 10, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019

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Ghost Ranch Retreat and Conference Center
Abiquiu, NM

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A retreat led by former MA Conference Minister and President Jim Antal at the Ghost Ranch Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM

The climate crisis provides people of faith with opportunities to embrace new vocations rooted in hope expressed in action. We will move from despair and feeling overwhelmed to joyful engagement as we understand and experience our call to make a difference on a local, national and global level. Climate activist and denominational leader Rev. Dr. Jim Antal will examine the most recent science as well as our grief over the loss of our home as we identify and commit to grounded, resilient strategies to thwart the impending crises, amidst the poignant locale of Ghost Ranch.
As a participant, you will experience a safe context in which you can discern how God is calling forth your distinctive gifts to address the greatest moral crisis humanity has ever faced. You will practice and hone various strategies for engagement. By the time we finish, you will have identified and “owned” commitments to spiritual practices and vocational directions to engage the challenge before us. The quiet, stark beauty of the surroundings will help you to get more deeply in touch — and to fall in love (again) — with God’s magnificent gift of creation. The quiet will allow you to encounter an inner voice that too often is drowned out by the cacophony of our busy lives.
This retreat is based on Rev. Dr. Antal’s book, Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, which was featured on Earth Day 2018 in The Chicago Tribune.

Use code CLIMATEANTAL at checkout before Nov. 1 and receive $250 off! 
Learn more and register here.