In the series ‘Religion & Animals’ Pim Martens interviews Ruth Valerio and Adam Kuleit Mwarabu

As part of the fellowship Ethics of the Anthropocene of VU Amsterdam, Pim Martens is making a series of conversations with (indigenous) religious leaders on our relationship with nature and the animals within.

01/04/2021 | 9:51 AM

Our relationship with the natural environment and animals has changed dramatically over time. Pim’s Fellowship ‘Ethics of the Anthropocene‘ (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) intends to discuss these past patterns and future pathways with representatives of various indigenous cultures and religious beliefs. Learning from them about our relationship with animals may be a way we can begin to address the sustainability challenges we see today. 

Pim was honoured to interview Ruth Valerio, Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral, Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund, and Adam Kuleit Mwarabu, Parakuiyo Maasai leader. He is an advocate in the areas of human rights, environment, culture, peace, and gender in the Parakuiyo community.

Valerio interview 

Mwarabu interview

See for all interviews the webpage Religion and Animals in the Anthropocene (https://pimmartens.com/research/religion-and-animals-in-the-anthropocene/).