Religion After the Holocene

Religion is a critical aspect of planetary environmental crisis: religious traditions provide vocabularies through which to imagine, understand, or counteract ecological morality; religious actors play prominent roles in advancing or stymying climate action; and the cultural forms that emerge from environmental concern are themselves religion resembling. As new modes of understanding and effecting environmental change unfurl across the disciplinary membranes that once situated religion as outside their secular frames of reference, mapping and comparing these manifestations constitutes an important dimension of the environmental humanities. The sessions in this stream examine how, why, and on what ways does religion belong in the environmental humanities?

Stream organisers: Evan Berry.