Dialogue International - Religion and development: an unlikely pair?

In the online conversation, three theologians from three continents discuss the different significance of religion for sustainable development and society in their countries.

Date: Thursday, 18 March, 6 p.m. till 7.30 p.m. CET

Place: Online on Zoom

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Moderator: Claudia Buess, Programme Manager Education, Mission 21

Language: English

In many countries of the global South, religion plays an important role and spirituality is an integral part of everyday life. But what potential does religion have for the development of a society? How can it be a resource for positive social processes and peace? In the online conversation, three theologians from three continents discuss the different significance of religion for sustainable development and society in their countries.

Elisabeth Cook is Professor of Biblical Studies and Rector of the Latin American Biblical University (UBL) in Costa Rica. She participated in a study on the impact of theological education on socio-political advocacy and social transformation in Latin America.

Bouba Mbima is Professor of Theology and Rector of the Protestant University of Central Africa (PUCA) in Cameroon. PUCA offers interdisciplinary courses in eco-theology ("Eco-théologie") and in psychosocial care for internally displaced persons due to the conflict in Cameroon.

Jens Köhrsen is Professor of Religion and Economics at the Centre for Religion, Economics and Politics (ZRWP) at the University of Basel. He is currently researching sociological aspects of climate change and the relationship between religion and sustainable development. He is in charge of the SNF project "Are Religions becoming green?".

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