Environment

Six Churches Receive Green Congregation Awards

6/17/2018

While there was much to celebrate at the Annual Meeting Recognition Lunch this year, the Environmental Ministries Task Team was very happy to recognize six churches for their tremendous effort around environmental protection and climate justice!


Interfaith Religious Leaders and Scientists Join Together To Fight Climate Change

5/29/2018

Faith leaders and scientists flank Cardinal Seán O’Malley at the release of the Faith and Science Joint Appeal for Climate Action Photo credit: Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. Click for larger image. More than 500 religious leaders and scientists from across Massachusetts have joined together to issue a Faith and Science Joint Appeal ...


Cardinal O’Malley Convenes Climate Symposium at which Antal and Bullitt-Jonas Speak

2/14/2018

Conference Minister & President Rev. Dr. Jim Antal presents Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley with a preview copy of his forthcoming book, Climate Church, Climate World. Massachusetts Conference Minister & President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas were two of the featured speakers last week at an unprecedented gathering of ...


Conference Office Goes Green

12/20/2017

The Massachusetts Conference office now has 83 solar panels installed on the roof of the office building, which will generate clean energy while allowing the Conference to reduce spending on electricity.


Antal Among 25 Demonstrators Charged at Statehouse

11/20/2017

Massachusetts Conference Minister President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal was one of 25 environmental activists detained at the Statehouse on Thursday, after staging a sit-in calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to ban the new construction of all fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.


Antal, Other Religious Leaders "Take a Knee" for Climate Change

10/24/2017

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Rev. Dr. James Antal was one of a dozen religious leaders of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical and Jewish traditions who gathered at the EPA today to "take a knee" in prayer and urge the current administration to address global climate change. The Rev. Dr. Antal, who serves as the national spokesperson for the United Church ...


MACUCC Joining Other Organizations in State House Climate Action

9/20/2017

The Massachusetts Conference is partnering with several other organizations to ask Gov. Charlie Baker to issue an Executive Order halting the construction of or plans for any new fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth.


UCC, Episcopal Leaders Issue Statement: An Opportunity for Which the Church Was Born

6/2/2017

This historic moment provides Christian communities with a powerful opportunity to bear witness to the sacredness of God’s creation and the urgent call to preserve it. This is our chance to be the church.


Antal Helps Lead UCC Contingent at People's Climate March in D.C.

5/3/2017

On President Trump's 100th day in office, 200,000 people from all walks of life ringed the White House to send him a message about climate change.


UCC Leaders Issue Statement on Administration's Climate Actions

3/29/2017

The national officers of the United Church of Christ and The Council of Conference Ministers last week issued a statement in response to the March 28 executive order that undoes the past administration's climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA's budget and eliminates many climate research programs.


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