Religion and sustainable development are related in a complex web of manifold entanglements. The seminar aims to study the contribution of religious communities to processes of sustainable development in two different contexts, Germany and South Africa. The seminar is a “Q-Kolleg”, an interdisciplinary research seminar for advanced students. It is offered in collaboration with the Department of Practical Theology at University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa.
Participants will conduct their own research projects. For this, they can either form a tandem with a UP student to work on a selected research question related to the research project “Potentials of Cooperation with African Initiated Churches for Sustainable Development” or work on a research question of their own choice and form a research partnership with a UP student, in which they mutually comment and discuss one another’s research.
The core of the course is a one-week seminar at UP from 26 to 30 January 2020, where the research project outlines or research results will be presented and discussed. Up to 7 students might receive travel subsidies through HU’s Q-Kolleg programme (pending approval).