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Religious orientations on ecological conduct: Environmentalist adherence in Catholic and evangelical religions in Brazil

Grant number: 17/24842-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:José Reginaldo Prandi
Grantee:Renan William dos Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/20656-4 - Environmentalism and its religious appropriations, BE.EP.DR


This project aims to investigate the way in which guidelines developed by Christian religions or Christian environmental movements in Brazil seek to give meaning to the adoption of ecologically correct conduct. The research is planned, on the one hand, to examine what symbolic resources are mobilized in each religious circle in order to motivate environmental awareness; to analyze whether the focus is on the theological repertoire or on secular categories; to identify what connections are made between religious identity and environmental engagement; what sense is given to the expression "ecologically correct"; and what conception of "nature" is at stake when one says that is necessary to protect it. On the other hand, will also be analyzed the structures that are mobilized by religious environmental initiatives within the churches or in the associative networks that go beyond the denominational circle. (AU)

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