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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


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

The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development cordially invites you to the international Workshop Religious Communities and Sustainable Development in the Middle East.

The workshop will take place on Zoom. We kindly invite you to confirm your participation by email to Ms. Indah Harahap (theorcsd@hu-berlin.de).

Click here to find the invitation

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

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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.

 

 

 


The Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development hosted the Virtual PaRD Annual Forum and the PaRD General Assembly of Members (GAM), 3-4 September, 2020.

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Due to the recent developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and considering its implications on everyone’s personal health and the society in general, the annual exchange between the PaRD members takes place from  3 to 4 September virtually this year and is hosted by the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development, Humboldt-University of Berlin.

The Virtual Annual Forum will facilitate open and forward-thinking discussions between various donor organisations, governmental entities, multilateral agencies and Faith Based/Faith Inspired organisations (FBOs/FIOs) and other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

Click here for the complete profile of the speakers.

For more information about the Annual Forum, please click here.