The Gospel in the Ecological Crisis

A Training for Christian Clergy

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
3041 Broadway New York, NY 10027

June 6-10, 2016

From the California drought to Missouri floods to changing growing seasons across America, climate change is already affecting our country and world. The deeper ecological crisis known to front-line communities for decades is also coming to greater attention: toxic drinking water, collapse in fisheries, soil erosion, and oil and gas leaks have all received recent news coverage. Historically, the church has met world affairs with discernment, seeking to carry out the teachings of Jesus according to the material context of the age. What is the role of the Church in this moment? How can Christian clergy help their congregations profess the Good News in a changing world?

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