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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development

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

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The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development is the overarching frame for various projects related to religion and development. The research programme is part of the Faculty of Theology at Humboldt University. It is headed by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gräb and Philipp Öhlmann.

 

Current News

  • Media
    Marie-Luise Frost, researcher of the Research Programme, was quoted in the March Issue 2018 of D+C in the article Close to God and the people by Hans Spitzeck (p. 16).

  • Policy Briefs
    The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development shares current research results in policy briefs. The briefs provide policy makers, development practitioners and the professional public with information on current topics and recent results of the Research Programme. The aim is to create impulses for the development policy discourse.

    Policy Brief 02/2018: What are African Initiated Churches? (in German)

  • New Discussion Paper Religion & Development 01/2018
    The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development has launched the discussion paper series Religion & Development. The series aims to contribute to the discourse about religion and development by putting up research on specific topics for scholarly debate. The discussion papers will include research reports by the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development. In addition, we also invite researchers interested in making their work available to a wider audience to contribute to the series. The new discussion paper is "Avoiding ‘White Elephants’ – Fruitful Development Cooperation from the Perspective of African Initiated Churches in South Africa and Beyond" by Philipp Öhlmann, Marie-Luise Frost & Wilhelm Gräb.

  • Information brochure
    Flyer: Research Project

Media

 

His Holiness Pope Dr Rufus Ositelu  
The Church of the Lord Aladura (Nigeria)
Theology of AICs – The Example of The Church of the Lord Aladura

 

Venerable John Njeru Gichimu
Organization of African Instituted Churches (Kenia) - AICs’ Approaches to Development