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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 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 Philipp Öhlmann and Wilhelm Gräb.

 

Current News

 

  • International Conference on Religion and Sustainable Development: "Between Cosmology and Community" in Berlin
    We kindly invite everyone interested to our conference "Between Cosmology and Community: Religion and Sustainable Development". The conference seeks to contribute to the academic and policy discourse on religion and development from an interdisciplinary perspective. See Call for Papers here. More information coming shortly.

  • Joint Research Seminar with University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Within the seminar "Religion and sustainable development. Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of an emerging research field." students of Humboldt University Berlin travelled to Pretoria to conduct field research together with students from University of Pretoria and for a jointly organised seminar at UP from 27 to 31 January 2019. Read the article here.

  • 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 04/2018: Youth Empowerment and African Initiated Churches in Urban Zimbabwe

  • New Discussion Paper Religion & Development 03/2018
    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 03/2018 is "Religion and Sustainable Development: The “Secular Distinction” in Development Policy and its Implication for Development Cooperation with Religious Communities" by Philipp Öhlmann, Stefan Hunglinger, Wilhelm Gräb & Marie-Luise Frost

    Discussion Paper Religion & Development 02/2018

    The Discussin Paper 02/2018 is called "Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity and the Management of Precarity in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe" by Josiah Taru

  • Information brochure
    Flyer: Research Project

Church Leaders' Key Notes

 

Lecture Series African Independent and Pentecostal Approaches to Theology, 5. - 6. Juni 2018



Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah

The Church of Pentecost and its Role in Ghanaian Society


 

Reverend Atinuke Abdulsalami
The Role of Women in African Independent and Pentecostal Churches


 

Pastor Don Makumbani
Development as Empowerment