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The new religious movements and environmental problem

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Project Period
1/1998 - 1/2000
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Arts

New religious movements emerged within the Western cultural context in the second half of 20th century as a consequence of crucial sociocultural processes of the present. Among these procesess, a significant role is played by globalization which has, amo ng other things, brought a hightened intercultural contact (manifesting itself also by a mutual influence of various religious traditions and by the emergence of new syncretic or fundamentalist religious movements) and the existence of so called global problems, including environmental problems. The aim of the presented project is the research of the responses of new religious movement to environmental problems and of the transformation of their argumentation towards environmental ethics. These issues are going to be explored on the example of three different religious movements operating in Western societies, including the Czech Republic - the Neo-Hinduist Hare Krishna Movement, socially and ecologically engaged Buddhism, and environmental movement


Total number of publications: 5

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