Religion and animals in the Anthropocene

Our dominant current socio-economic and political systems have become decoupled from the larger ecology of life. Our relationship with the natural environment and animals has changed dramatically over time. My Fellowship ‘Ethics of the Anthropocene‘ (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) intends to discuss these past patterns and future pathways with (indigenous) religious leaders.

Religion and Animals

Learning from various religions and worldviews about our relationship with animals may be a way we can begin to address the sustainability challenges we see today. Below the first interviews in a series of conversations with religious leaders and their vision on how we should relate to nature and the animals within.

Interview with Audelino Sac Coyoy, a Maya-K’iche’ priest and political scientist who currently teaches at the Universidad Rafael Landívar Campus de Quetzaltenango in Guatemal
Interview with Jayasinhji Jhala, the 47th Jhallesvar His Highness Maharaja Sriraj of Halvad- Dhrangadhra and the cultural custodian of the Peoples of Jhalavad and protector of all life forms.
Interview with Phil Lane Jr. Phil is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations. Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an internationally recognized indigenous leader in human and community development.

Interview with Anita Sanchez. Anita, from Mexican-American and Aztec Indian heritage, was born into a Midwest family. She specializes in indigenous wisdom, diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and promoting positive change in our world.

More interviews will follow!