2020 Vision: Climate Leap Forward

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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2020 Vision: Climate Leap Forward
A Forum to Meet the Climate Crisis

Saturday February 29, 9 AM – 3 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church • Buffalo

Cost: $10, Students: $5
Lunch provided

The Bible calls communities and nations to preserve the earth. A leading voice for climate responsibility, The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, will share models for activism in the church across the nation and explore with us the climate challenges to Western New York. We will discern how God calls us to collective action and send participants back to their congregations to encourage commitment and action to climate justice.

Keynote and Questions with Rev. Dr. Jim Antal
Breakout Group Discussions
Group Reports to Plenary
Rev. Dr. Antal’s Response and Charge
Concluding Worship

Clergy Session and Breakout Groups and Facilitators Include:
Youth Strike – Rev. Micah Nutter Dowling
Creation Justice for Congregations – Roger Cook & Rev. Katelyn Nutter Dowling
Eco-Justice on West and East Sides of Buffalo – Joshua Wallace
Our Sacred Waters – Lynda Schneekloth
Renewable Energy (Wind/Solar) – Bob Ciesielski
WNY as a Region for Climate Refugees – Brendan Mehaffy & Anna Mongo
Climate Disaster Relief Responsibility – Rev. Amos Acree
Is Climate Change Real: What Scientists Tell Us – Dave Kowalski, PhD

The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, author of the acclaimed book, Climate Church, Climate World,  is immediate past President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church Christ and a long-time activist, speaker, author.

 This conference is made possible in part by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.


Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door on Saturday morning: first come, first served.




February 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$5 – $10
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Westminster Presbyterian Church Parish Hall
724 Delaware Ave., Buffalo