Commission: Public event ‘On Sacred Nature’

All speakers of public event On Sacred Nature at VU Rialto.

On 30 March, 2023 the Faculty of Religion and Theology at VU University organized the public event ‘On Sacred Nature’ at Rialto VU. “We invited famous religious scholar Karen Armstrong, Planetary Health Professor Pim Martens and film maker Mark Verkerk as our guests and brought them into conversation about the notion of ’the sacred’ and the future of our planet.”

Film maker Mark Verkerk and Manuela Kalsky On Sacred Nature
Moderator Professor Manuela Kalsky (University of Humanistic Studies) interviewing film maker Mark Verkerk about his latest film ‘Onder het maaiveld’ (Below ground level).
Professor Pim Martens and second moderator professor Manuela Kalsky
Professor Pim Martens and Jan Jorrit Hasselaar On Sacred Nature
Other moderator Dr. Jan Jorrit Hasselaar (Economist and Theologian at VU University) interviewing Planetary Health Professor Pim Martens (Dean of Maastricht University College and scientivist) about his book ‘The Sacred Nature: Non-Western voices about animals, people and climate’.
Karen Armstrong about her book 'On Sacred Nature'
Karen Armstrong lecturing about her book ‘Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World’.
Close-up of Karen Armstrong
Close-up of Honorary Doctor Karen Armstrong
Panel discussion On Sacred Nature
Panel discussion with all speakers. From left to right: Manuela Kalsky, Mark Verkerk, Pim Martens, Karen Armstrong and Jan Jorrit Hasselaar.
Pim Martens and Karen Armstrong in dialogue
Pim Martens and Karen Armstrong in dialogue.

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