Sigurd Bergmann on “Religion and Climatic Change”

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Niepytalska, Marta, “Sigurd Bergmann on ‘Religion and Climatic Change.’” Carson Fellow Portraits. Directed by Alec Hahn. Filmed 2012. MPEG video, 3:53.

Sigurd Bergmann is working as a professor for religious studies. He has conducted field work in many regions of the world on the themes of diaconia, power, autonomy, ordinary life culture, and pluralism. In the 1990s, he worked as a secretary for the Nordic Forum of Contextual Theology and also initiated and founded the Institute of Contextual Theology in Lund. He is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Letters and Sciences and of several editorial boards. From 2002 to 2005, he participated in the Norwegian national research program on ‘Religion in the Age of Globalization.’ He co-directed the interdisciplinary research group on ‘Technical Spaces of Mobility’ from 2003 to 2007 and initiated the ‘European Forum on the Study of Religion and Environment’ in 2005, where he convened the European Science Foundation’s (ESF) workshop on ‘Religion and the Environment in Europe.’ He chaired the Forum from 2005 to 2011. His previous studies have investigated the relationship between the image of God and the view of nature in late antiquity, the methodology of contextual theology, visual arts in the indigenous Arctic and Australia, as well as visual arts, architecture, and religion in climate change. Ongoing projects focus on the amalgamation of ‘space and religion’ and on the interactions of religion and dangerous environmental and climatic change.

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