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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


Joint Lecture of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of Pretoria on:

Early African Christianity. The role of Africa in the formation of Christianity

by Dr Hans Spitzeck and Dr Rufus Okikiola O. Ositelu

 

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The History of African Christianity

 


Deadline EXTENDED: Call for Papers

Religious Communities and Sustainable Development - Points of Departure for a Post-2030 Development Agenda

We extended the deadline for the Call for Papers to 30 April 2021. Please submit your abstract of 200–300 words to Ms Indah Harahap (theorcsd@hu-berlin.de).

We are greatly looking forward to your submissions!

Please find the updated Call for Papers 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.

 

 


Religious Communities and Sustainable Development in the Middle East, 22 - 23 March, online (Zoom)

The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development hosted the international workshop Religious Communities and Sustainable Development in the Middle East.

Click here to find the invitation

Click here to find the programme

 

Before the workshop, we accepted abstract submission for a call for papers. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a dedicated issue of the new open-access journal Religion & Development, a forthcoming interdisciplinary and international publication outlet in the field of religion and development.

Please click here to find the complete Call for Papers

 


CALL FOR PAPERS:

Religious Communities and Sustainable Development

Points of Departure for a Post-2030 Development Agenda

We kindly invite the submission of abstracts for the international conference Religious Communities and Sustainable Development – Points of Departure for a Post-2030 Development Agenda. The conference will take place as a combined physical and online event. It will also serve as the inaugural conference of the International Network on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development (IN//RCSD), a transdisciplinary international research network. The event is organized by the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

We kindly invite you to submit your abstract of 200–300 words to Ms Indah Harahap (theorcsd@hu-berlin.de) until 31 March 2021. Notice of acceptance will be sent out shortly thereafter. Accepted contributors will be asked to submit their full papers and/or presentations until 31 May 2021.

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Press Release

Religious Communities and Ecological Sustainability in Southern Africa

pard press release

On 1 September 2020 the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development (RCSD) at Humboldt University Berlin and the Water, Environment and Climate Action (WECARE) Work-Stream of the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) hosted a joint webinar on “Religious Communities and Ecological Sustainability in Southern Africa” as a side event of PaRD’s 2020 Virtual Annual Forum.

Please click here to read the full press release.

 


Preliminary Findings

Survey: Religious Leaders’ Perspectives on Corona

Fig.:Unsplash/ Muhammad Ali

In the last few months, we have been conducting a survey: Religious Leaders' Perspectives on Corona hu.berlin/corona-survey. The participation of all religious leaders in this survey is greatly appreciated. 

Click here for the preliminary findings.