Christian-Muslim Dialogue on Ecology and Socio-Environmental Justice
About: In the run-up to the COP 26 Summit in Glasgow, forty religious leaders issued a joint appeal for urgent action to meet the Paris Agreement on the basis of their common ground. What is the mobilizing power of faith communities to take action for socio-ecological change? Through which channels do they influence global policy platforms and promote socio-ecological transformation? This two-day workshop will bring together academics from the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Laudato Si’ Research Institute and other researchers at the University of Oxford to discuss what can be learned from how religious traditions have responded, and are currently responding, to the interconnected challenges of environmental degradation, poverty and inequality, or what Pope Francis calls in Laudato Si’ ‘the cry of the earth and of the poor’ (paragraph 49).
For further information, see the workshop programme here.
The workshop is being held in the context of the Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership.
How to attend: attendance by invitation only.