A central goal of the project is the publication of an anthology on the topic of religion and ecological sustainability. The focus will be on empirical research in this area. An overview of different research approaches will be given and the possible roles of religion in ecologically sustainable processes will be pointed out on the basis of various case studies, mainly from Europe. This includes various religious traditions, but also the field of "eco-spirituality". The book is rounded off with assessments from sustainability research on the extent to which religion can enrich the field of research.

Workshop & Conference

The book will be the result of a process of exchange between the authors involved. The creation process includes two events: A workshop and a conference.



Further publications

Koehrsen, Jens; Huber, Fabian (2021): A field perspective on sustainability transitions: The case of religious organizations. In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 40, 408-420.

Koehrsen, Jens; Blanc, Julia; Huber, Fabian (2021): How “green” can religions be? Tensions about religious environmentalism. In: Zeitschrift für Religion, Gesellschaft und Politik, 1-22.

Koehrsen, Jens (2021) "Muslims and Climate Change: How Islam, Muslim Organizations and Religious Leaders influence Climate Change Perceptions and Mitigation Activities", in: WIREs Climate Change. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.702

Huber, Fabian; Köhrsen, Jens (2021) "Religion und ökologische Nachhaltigkeit: Zwischen grünen Glaubensgemeinschaften und Ökospiritualität" ("Religion and Ecological Sustainability: Between Green Faith Communities and Eco-Spirituality"), in: Henkel, Anna; Wendt, Björn; Barth, Thomas; Block, Katharina; Böschen, Stefan; Dickel, Sascha; Görgen, Benjamin; Groß, Matthias; Köhrsen, Jens; Pfister, Thomas; Rödder, Simone; Schloßberger, Matthias (ed.): Soziologie der Nachhaltigkeit (Sociology of Sustainability), Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 337-352. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839451991-017/html

Koehrsen, Jens, Huber, Fabian, Becci, Irene, and Blanc, Julia (2020) "How is Religion Involved in Transformations towards more Sustainable Societies? A Systematization." in: Historia Religionum 11,

pp. 99-116. doi.org


Koehrsen, Jens (2020) "Muslim NGOs and the Quest for Environmental Sustainability", in: Heuser, Andreas; Koehrsen, Jens (ed.) Does Religion make a Difference? Religious NGOs in international development work, Zurich/Baden-Baden: Nomos, p. 327-348, https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748907633-327.

Huber, Fabian; Köhrsen, Jens (2020) "Das Ergrünen von Religionen. Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit und religiöse Gemeinschaften" ("The Greening of Religions. Ecological Sustainability and Religious Communities"), in: Barth, Thomas; Henkel, Anna (ed.) 10 Minuten Soziologie: Nachhaltigkeit. Nachhaltigkeit als Bewahrung einer offenen Zukunft, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 115-126. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839449684-009

Koehrsen, Jens (2019) "Innovationen in der Religion" ("Innovation in Religion"), in: Blättel-Mink, Birgit; Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo; Windeler, Arnold (ed.) Handbuch Innovationsforschung, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-17671-6_69-1

Koehrsen, Jens (2018) "Religious Agency in Sustainability Transitions: Between Experimentation, Upscaling, and Regime Support", in: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 27, pp. 4-15,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2017.09.003.