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


Pam Arifian, Director of the New Northeast Environmental Justice Center of the UCC at Silver Lake (far left) and Rev. Tom Carr, Founder of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network in Hartford, with Jim Antal (with red hat) and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas (pink hat),
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.

The United Church of Christ, as one of the official co-sponsors of the People's Climate March, was well-represented. Scores of advocates from several UCC Washington D.C.-area churches were joined by dozens of others who converged on the Capitol from congregations across the country.

Massachusetts Conference Minister and President The Rev. Jim Antal was one of the leaders of the UCC group, along with the Rev. Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice. Two retired Mass. Conference pastors, the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian and the Rev. Peter Ives, biked down with other cyclists from Massachusetts, joining many other MACUCC participants.

Read the full United Church News article

Read a follow-up article, What's next after the People's Climate March? with more from Antal's preaching in Rock Spring UCC in Arlington, VA.

Watch a video of Antal's sermon in Rock Spring
Tom Crowe, Alex Risley-Schroeder, Rev. Andrea Ayvazian, Rev. Peter Ives, Ed Lennihan and Dan Cottle biked from Massachusetts to DC.



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