Religion, Environment, and Economic Traditions: Refining an Epistemology of Moral Accountability


March 27-28, 2019

Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
Columbia University, NY, USA

This workshop analyzes environmental, economic, and ethical theories in relation to religious traditions. While it focuses on Islamic studies, it intends to bring together scholars working on other religious traditions and philosophical movements. The key theme of the workshop is thinking of economic and ecological/environmental theories beyond their respective boundaries as set by particular division of sciences in the West, while simultaneously exploring their ethical dimension. Themes that will be addressed during the workshop are, among others, (classical) Islamic economics, Green Islam, Islamic ecology, environmental sustainability, Muslim environmentalism in South Asia, the notion of halal economy, as well as the question of time and environment in Western intellectual history.

Participants are expected to read the papers in advance of the workshop. Please email Marianna Pecoraro at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.