God So Loved The World: A Christian Call for Climate Action
“God So Loved The World” is a slideshow intended to inspire Christians to connect their faith with the urgent need to tackle global warming. It is available free of charge and lasts about 25 minutes.
“God So Loved The World” was co-produced by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Dr. Robert A. Jonas, and The Canary Project, an organization that produces art and media to deepen public understanding of human-induced climate change and to energize commitment to solutions.
The slideshow is available as a Power Point or pdf, with a written script that should be read aloud as the slides are shown. The slideshow is particularly directed to the Episcopal Church in New England, but we hope that its message will speak to Christians of other denominations and in other places.
- God So Loved The World: Images and spoken text (Power Point)
- God So Loved The World: Images and spoken text popups (pdf – requires Acrobat 9 or above)
- God So Loved The World: Spoken text only (pdf)
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In this sermon, Margaret speaks about the world as a sacred, living whole, lit up with the glory of God — a perception of reality shared by Moses, Jesus, and countless other people of faith and good will. When we know that God’s Creation is sacred, cherished and precious in God’s sight, we rise up to protect it from further harm. The mystic becomes a prophet and activist.
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gave the keynote address, “Rising as Fire,” for the conference, “Reality, Hope, and Action in a Time of Climate Change,” held on October 20, 2019, at St. James Episcopal Church, New London, CT. Video credit: Steve MacAusland.
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas preached on July 14, 2019, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown, MA, on “A plumb line in our midst: When we stop pretending about climate change.”