Religion, Environmentalism, and Politics

  • Faculty: Moshe Kornfeld
  • Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Course Number: L57 RelPol 255

This course explores the intersections of anthropology, theology, economic interests, and activism. We will draw on a range of sources including social-scientific theories about religion and ritual, discussions of disenchantment and re-enchantment, and indigenous claims to land. These theoretical frameworks will provide context for discussing contemporary religious responses to ecological disaster, including both environmentalist and anti-environmentalist movements.