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Zingeving is (g)een vaag begrip

Date:21 March 2022

De meest concrete samenvatting van zingeving in de werkcontext is misschien wel: ‘doen wat ertoe doet en merken dat jij ertoe doet’. 

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Religion, Covid-19, and state neutrality

Date:14 March 2022
Author:François Levrau & Leni Franken
The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced people’s religious and spiritual lives, and has exposed a variety of existential questions; questions concerning the ultimate meaning of life. In this blog series, scholars of religion, culture and theology reflect on the relationship between Covid-19, religion and meaning-making. Each blog discusses research that was conducted during the pandemic, and that was recently published in the Dutch journal Religie & Samenleving. This week, François Levrau and Leni Franken on religion, Covid-19, and state neutrality.
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Religie, Corona en staatsneutraliteit

Date:14 March 2022
Author:François Levrau & Leni Franken
De Covid-19 pandemie heeft het religieuze en spirituele leven van mensen beïnvloedt en verschillende existentiële vragen blootgelegd; vragen die betrekking hebben op de zin van het leven. In deze blogserie reflecteren religiewetenschappers, cultuurwetenschappers en theologen op de relatie tussen Covid-19, religie en zingeving. Zij baseren zich daarbij op onderzoek dat zij gedurende de pandemie uitvoerden en recent publiceerden in het tijdschrift Religie & Samenleving. Deze week schrijven François Levrau en Leni Franken over religie, corona en staatsneutraliteit.
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Covid-19 and the Theodicy

Date:07 March 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced people’s religious and spiritual lives, and has exposed a variety of existential questions; questions concerning the ultimate meaning of life. In this blog series, scholars of religion, culture and theology reflect on the relationship between Covid-19, religion and meaning-making. Each blog discusses research that was conducted during the pandemic, and that was recently published in the Dutch journal Religie & Samenleving. This week, Frank Bosman and Archibald van Wieringen on Covid-19 and the Theodicy.
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Corona en de theodicee

Date:07 March 2022
Author:Frank G. Bosman & Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen
De Covid-19 pandemie heeft het religieuze en spirituele leven van mensen beïnvloedt en verschillende existentiële vragen blootgelegd; vragen die betrekking hebben op de zin van het leven. In deze blogserie reflecteren religiewetenschappers, cultuurwetenschappers en theologen op de relatie tussen Covid-19, religie en zingeving. Zij baseren zich daarbij op onderzoek dat zij gedurende de pandemie uitvoerden en recent publiceerden in het tijdschrift Religie & Samenleving. Deze week schrijven Frank Bosman en Archibald van Wieringen over corona en de theodicee.
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Nodig: een goed – religieus – verhaal over solidariteit

Date:28 February 2022
Author:Sjaak Korver

Onlangs analyseerden twee redactieleden van De Groene Amsterdammer het beleid van de Nederlandse overheid met betrekking tot de coronacrisis. Margreet Fogteloo laat zien dat door het gebrek aan een duidelijk verhaal van de overheid de onderlinge...

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Needed: A good – religious – story about solidarity

Date:28 February 2022
Author:Sjaak Korver

Recently, two editorial members of De Groene Amsterdammer analyzed the policy of the Dutch government with regards to the Covid crisis. Margreet Fogteloo shows that due to a lack of a clear narrative from the government, mutual solidarity between...

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Spiritual Hierarchy of Being: The Embodied-Cognitive Perspective

Date:31 January 2022
Author:Gorazd AndrejĨ & Olivier van Baars
Have you ever wondered why gods and angels are ‘above’, while devils and demons are ‘below’? And, why ‘stooping low’ and ‘falling’ are metaphors for something morally or spiritually bad, while doing something ‘uplifting’ and ‘rising to the occasion’ are good? 
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Why does Catholicism matter to reproductive technologies in Argentina?

Date:10 January 2022
Author:Ana Lucía Olmos Álvarez, María Cecilia Johnson & Victoria Sotelo

The Catholic Church is a global actor that still matters when sexuality and reproduction are at stake, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) are not an exception.

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Religious communities can make the difference in winning the fight against climate change

Date:13 December 2021
Author:Tobias Müller & Esra Özyürek

The threat of climate change signals a “code red for humanity”, and we are running out of time to transition away from carbon and prevent catastrophic planetary warming. Our best chance is to convince existing organisations with financial, political and...