Tag: religion

The Making of a Mountain: Constructing the Untersberg Mountain as a Contemporary Spiritual Destination

By: Robert Baumgartner While waiting for the train back to Munich at the end of our place-based workshop in Berchtesgaden National Park last summer, I browsed the local station bookshop’s section on local tourism, culture, and folklore. With the National Park becoming an ever more… Continue Reading “The Making of a Mountain: Constructing the Untersberg Mountain as a Contemporary Spiritual Destination”

Photographs of Turgoyak: Exploring Spiritual Awareness and Eco-resistance

Guest author Francesc Bellaubi is a senior researcher at South Urals State University and is currently collaborating with the chair of environmental ethics from the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. He has a background in environmental geology and engineering and experience in providing technical assistance… Continue Reading “Photographs of Turgoyak: Exploring Spiritual Awareness and Eco-resistance”

Worldview: Iran Hosts Second International Seminar on Environment, Culture, and Religion (Part 1)

International Efforts to Mobilize Religions in the Cause of Conservation Part 1. Tehran “Religion is a powerful social force and for decades diverse actors who understand this have been engaged in earnest efforts to motivate and mobilize religious individuals and groups to construct environmentally… Continue Reading “Worldview: Iran Hosts Second International Seminar on Environment, Culture, and Religion (Part 1)”

Making Tracks: Sigurd Bergmann

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Religion as a Creative Skill in Environmental Change—Exploring the Entanglement of Images… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Sigurd Bergmann”

CfP: Religion in the Anthropocene: Challenges, Idolatries, Transformations

Fifth International Conference of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment, 14–17 May 2015. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is collaborating with the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment (EFSRE) to bring you a conference on “Religion in… Continue Reading “CfP: Religion in the Anthropocene: Challenges, Idolatries, Transformations”

Photo of the Week: Sigurd Bergmann

Holy places and sites are called “mazar” in the popular Islam of Kyrgyzstan (a synthesis of traditional “immigrated” Islam and older shamanic folk religion). The Mazar Manjyly Ata is one of the largest in the country; it is about half size of Munich’s English… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Sigurd Bergmann”