05 Apr 2018 - 03 Mai 2018
18:15  - 19:45

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Lecture Series FS 2018: Sustainability and Religion

Western societies are currently struggling to evolve and implement more environmentally sustainable forms of living. Religion can constitute a crucial factor in the ongoing transition processes towards more sustainable societies (sustainability transitions): even under the supposed secularisation process, religion continues to inform the lives of vast population segments.

In many societies, religious organisations and actors are held in high esteem and constitute important public actors. Against the backdrop of climate change, some religious groups have adopted proactive positions in the public sphere while others intensified their previous engagement, as prominently illustrated by Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home”. On the other hand, religious worldviews can also promote climate change scepticism, thereby blocking sustainability transitions. The lecture series addresses the involvement of religion in sustainability transitions. It explores the “greening” of different faith traditions and the transitions activities of religious organisations. Various experts will contribute to this lecture with insights from their research and their activities in the field of religion and sustainability.

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