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Environmentalism and its religious appropriations

Grant number: 19/20656-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 25, 2021
Effective date (End): February 24, 2022
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:José Reginaldo Prandi
Grantee:Renan William dos Santos
Supervisor abroad: Laurel Diane Kearns
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Drew University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:17/24842-1 - Religious orientations on ecological conduct: Environmentalist adherence in Catholic and evangelical religions in Brazil, BP.DR


This project aims to underpin an exchange at Drew University with Professor Laurel Kearns, one of the major international references in the field of religion and ecology studies and one of the pioneers in analyzing religious appropriations of the ecological agenda. In addition to her numerous works, she is also responsible for courses, mentoring researchers and organizing seminars and study groups on the subject. The idea is that such an exchange will help enrich my ongoing investigation, which is supported by FAPESP and seeks to analyze the way in which the guidelines elaborated by catholic and evangelical environmental leaders, institutions and movements try to attribute a religious sense to the adoption of ecologically correct conduct. (AU)

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