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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Allergic Reaction to “The Religious Other” or just a Neurobiological Fact?

  Neurobiology, Social influence and its impact on our capacity to empathize. Today’s post shows Carine Nijenhuis’ reflection on the human (dis)ability to show empathy towards the religious unknown. An exploration of our lack of empathy from a neurological point of view sheds a completely different light on this cultural phenomenon.  Three years ago in June …

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 …

Religion and Science: relating the relationships?

In post-secular thought there is an increasing tendency to reject binary oppositions, such as religion and secularism. Past theories of secularization suggested religion was in decline and yet on the contrary, religion has remained viable although formulated in new frameworks of meaning. Secularism, in fact, is a co-producer of new formulations of religion, as explored …