With the loss of indigenous religions and language, there is loss of life. With loss of biological life comes loss of indigenous religions and languages.
As part of the World Religions class, CRCS students went to the Santo Antonius Catholic church in Kotabaru; the Hindu Pura Vaikuntha Vyomantara in Adisutjipto Air Force military base; and the Buddhist Vihara Karangdjati on Jl Monjali.
Religious Studies often gives much emphasis on written sources while neglecting the significance of sound in the identity formation of certain religious communities. The case of the Matua community, discussed in one of this month's Wednesday Forums, challenges that tendency.
In the Anthropocene, humans are the most complicit in rapid environmental degradation. What can religious traditions offer to resolve this problem? Michael Northcott discussed this issue at the CRCS-ICRS Wednesday Forum.