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Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development

Welcome to the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development!

About us: The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development is an interdisciplinary hub for excellent research and policy advice...
... in the field of religion and development. It is based at the Faculty of Theology and headed by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gräb and Philipp Öhlmann. We seek to actively contribute to finding solutions to the fundamental challenges of our time. We do so with a focus on religious communities in different contexts – investigating their potential to foster development, equality, social cohesion and ecological sustainability, but also analyzing their role as possible sources of exclusion and marginalization – and by continuously intensifying our international collaboration, particularly with our partners in the global South.

Current News


Workshop Invitation – Hybrid Event

Society, Religion and Sustainable Development in the Arab World – Ideologies, Ethics and Practice.

29 Nov 2021 – 1 Dec 2021

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You are cordially invited to attend the workshop “Society, Religion and Sustainable Development in the Arab World –Ideologies, Ethics and Practice”, co-hosted by the German Jordanian University (GJU, represented through the School of Applied Humanities, SAHL) and Humboldt - Universität zu Berlin (HU, represented through the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development, RCSD). Kindly register to Ms Anna-Linnea Hermann: anna.linnea.herrmann@hu-berlin.de.

Find the details here.

 


Lecture Series: Religion and Sustainable Development in the Digital Age – Before, During and After the Corona Crisis

Lecture SeriesWe cordially invite you to attend the Lecture Series: Religion and Sustainable Development in the Digital Age – Before, During and After the Corona Crisis.

The interdisciplinary lecture series will scrutinize the religion and sustainable development nexus through the lens of the digital age brought about by the corona pandemic. It is convened jointly by the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and the Department of Religion and Theology at University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Kindly send an email to Ms Marie-Luise Frost (marie-luise.frost@hu-berlin.de) to register. The link will be sent upon registration.

 

Kindly find more detailed information here.

 


Newsletter 02/2021

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Please click here to find our current newsletter.

Here, we provide news from our Research Programme as well as information concerning new publications, upcoming events and our most recent activities.

 

 


A Panel Discussion on Sustainability with Philipp Öhlmann, Katharina Pyschny, Mona Feise-Nasr and Wolfram Stierle

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Please click here to find the talk (in German)

Climate change and its ecological and social consequences, the exploitation of natural resources and the extinction of animal and plant species - humanity is responsible for all this. In this interview, the speakers discussed this topic more in depth.

 


Radio Interview on Religion and Sustainability in the Deutschlandfunk Program "Climate Talks" with Philipp Öhlmann.

Deutschlandfunk ÖhlmannPlease click here to find the full article (in German).

„Klimaschutz & Religion. Was die Kirchen sagen – und was sie tun“. 

Philipp Öhlmann was interviewed for this interesting program of Deutschlandfunk. He talked about the contribution of churches in the field of climate protection in Africa. In particular, he highlighted their role in relation to sustainable agriculture. If you want to know more about this topic and about the role climate protection plays in German churches, we invite you to read the whole article here.

 


Religion and Sustainability: Interview with Marie-Luise Frost on the Sustainability  Webportal of Humboldt17

 

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Religion connects people, their faith brings them together to shape society together. This is especially true in those regions of the world where religious communities are the most important local institutions. Can communities there contribute to sustainable development? And if so, what role do religion and religiosity play in this process of change? These are the questions that researchers at the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development (RCSD) want to answer.

 


Research Result and Policy Recommendations for German Development Policy

"Potentials of Cooperation with African Initiated Churches for Sustainable Development"

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We are delighted to publish the English version of the Research Result and Policy Recommendations for German Development Policy by Philipp Öhlmann, Marie-Luise Frost and Wilhelm Gräb. The German version is accessible here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Newsletter 01/2021

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Here, we provide news from our Research Programme as well as information concerning new publications, upcoming events and our most recent activities.