The Midyear Meeting will focus on the input of religions in the debates on environmental questions. The morning programme will offer a multidisciplinary reading of Pope Francis’ influential encyclical Laudato Si’ – celebrated for its impact on the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. In collaboration with the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion (NGG), the afternoon programme will explore ecology as an emerging issue in the academic study of religion. In response to environmental challenges, various religious leaders and faith-based organisations have prepared formulated statements, each drawing on their particular texts and traditions. How do they conceptualise God – human – nature interactions?
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