Unholy Development: Religion as an Emerging Voice in the Global Debate on the Future of the Planet

Unholy Development: Religion as an Emerging Voice in the Global Debate on the Future of the Planet

By Adrián Beling & Julien Vanhulst

This is article is based on the introduction to the book "Desarrollo Non Sancto. La religión como actor emergente en el debate global sobre el futuro del planeta". It discusses the role of religion as a site of discourse around the environment and sustainability, particularly in light of its historic role as an agent of social transformation. They argue that thinking about the role of religion for a socio-ecological transition can contribute to an expanded understanding of sustainability and its cultural inception, as well as its influence on daily policies, programs and practices to ensure the construction of societies capable of having a future.

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Prologue: Unholy Development

Prologue: Unholy Development

By Wolfgang Sachs

To begin our special series on the book Non Sancto Development, an edited volume by Adrian Beling and Julien Vanhurst, we have this prologue by Wolfgang Sachs. In this piece, Sachs analyses the perspective of Pope Francis on development, and his move away from a technocratic model and toward a model of solidarity.

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