Scientific and Societal Impact
Visitors to the "Scientific and Societal Impact" section of the website will find presentations, interviews, and articles highlighting the intersection of religious language and perspectives with the climate change discourse.
Ömer F. Gürlesin and Deborah de Koning represented the NWO research group ‘Religion and Climate Change’ at the BASR Annual Conference 2023
From 11th September 2023 until 13th September 2023 the BASR (British Association for the Study of Religions) Annual Conference 2023 was held in collaboration with CenSAMM (Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements) at Clare’s College in Cambridge. The theme of the conference was “Environmental Endings and Religious Futures”. The two post-doctoral researchers of the NWO project ‘Religion and Climate Change’ – Ömer F. Gürlesin and Deborah de Koning – attended the conference.
Apocalypse and climate change: a terrifying or hopeful discourse?
On August 23, at the KU Leuven's Didachè-Studiedagen Bijbel 2023 event themed "De Bijbel als bron van hoop en vertrouwen in donkere tijden," Caroline Vander Stichele gave an academic presentation titled “Apocalyps en klimaatverandering: een angstaanjagend of hoopvol discours?” which translates to "Apocalypse and climate change: a terrifying or hopeful discourse?"
The Icon of the Cold War
On July 13, Frank Bosman delivered an academic presentation titled "The Icon of the Cold War" at the conference "Apocalyptic Nostalgia? Cold War Imagery in Popular Culture," hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements.
Religious language seeps through the climate discussion
On June 16, in the publication "Visie," Frank Bosman discussed how "Religious language seeps through the climate discussion" in his article titled "Religieuze taal sijpelt door in de klimaatdiscussie."
Interview with Deborah de Koning
On June 13, Deborah de Koning was interviewed by Groot Nieuws Radio.
Tilburg researcher shows how religions become meaningful in the climate crisis.
On June 9, in the publication "Volzin," Remco van Mulligen interviewed Deborah de Koning about her research from Tilburg on how religions gain significance in the climate crisis, in an article titled "Tilburg researcher shows how religions become meaningful in the climate crisis."
Deborah de Koning delivered an online presentation
On June 5, Deborah de Koning delivered an online presentation for the Network Group Creation and Sustainability, organized by the Council of Churches.