Varieties of Religious Engagement with Climate Change

Next week, the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, together with Studium Generale Groningen, will host Professor Mike Hulme from King's College London, speaking on Religion's Role in Climate Change. In today's post, Professor Hulme provides a taste of some of the issues and themes he will address in greater detail as part of his talk on Wednesday …

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Terrorism, climate change and the politics of ‘radicalization’

‘Radicalization’ is becoming an increasingly common word in contemporary politics and public discourse. Yet it crops up in seemingly unrelated contexts, most recently in Paris, in relation to both terrorism and climate change. This raises a number of questions about what or who radicalization actually refers to. Erin Wilson reflects on these ambivalent dimensions of …

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 …

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             …