Moving Beyond Reason vs Faith: The Role of Religion in Responding to Climate Change Part Two

Today's post features the second instalment from Erin Wilson on the place of religion in the climate change debate.  In part one, I talked about some of the ways in which conservative religious actors construct science as the enemy of faith. Here I want to look at this assumption of the opposition of faith and reason from …

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Moving Beyond Reason vs Faith: The Role of Religion in Responding to Climate Change Part One

Following on from Lea Schulte-Droesch's piece on the interconnections between culture and environment at the local level, Erin Wilson offers some reflections on the role of religion in the global climate change discussions and suggests that maybe we need to stop seeing science and faith as diametrically opposed. The global community is in the midst of its annual …

On similarities and differences in cultural perceptions of the environment

This week, The Religion Factor holds a theme week on Religion and Climate Change, to pay attention to the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. Today's contribution is by Lea Schulte-Droesch. A long time ago, in the true age             …

Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

This week, The Religion Factor will offer some attention to the Master Programs in Religious Studies that are offered at our faculty. After Eemera Matthews' reflection on the Concealed Knowledge programme, today Carmen Fleurke addresses the Religion, Conflict and Globalisation track. .Na het afronden van mijn bachelor Godsdienstwetenschap ben ik twee maanden geleden ingestroomd in het …

Change the language, change the story? Some thoughts on religion, conflict and peace in the Middle East and beyond Part Two

In today's post, Erin Wilson continues her reflections on shifting the way we think and talk about conflict and peace. In part one, I outlined some ways in which contemporary discussion on peace and conflict analysis is affected and arguably limited by thinking in narrow either/or terms and the language we use to talk about conflict. …

Change the language, change the story? Some thoughts on religion, conflict and peace in the Middle East and beyond Part One

Following last night's ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Erin Wilson considers whether the chances for lasting peace might be increased by changing how we think and talk about conflict and peace. Last night brought the welcome news that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between Israel and Palestine following the latest round of violence. While this …

Concealed Knowledge: Gnosticism, Esoterism, Mysticism

This week, The Religion Factor will offer some attention to the Master Programs in Religious Studies that are offered at our faculty. The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies in Groningen offers six unique Master’s degree programmes that concentrate on the dynamic interrelationship between religion and culture. Emeera Matthews, from the United States, is the first …