International Workshop

Vegetarianism/s as Religious, Ethical, Health-based, and Environmentalist Practice: A Comparative Study and Analysis

Montag, 03.10.2022 - Dienstag, 04.10.2022

Veranstaltende: Center for Global Studies | Institute for the Science of Religion
Redner, Rednerin: -
Datum: 03.10.2022 - 04.10.2022
Uhrzeit: 15:00 - 17:30 Uhr
Ort: S113
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich


The workshop is intended to facilitate open discussions between people from different fields. For this reason, we have decided to offer two sessions as round tables and a final open discussion to create space for joint discussions. We ask all participants to prepare a presentation (about 30 minutes) introducing their work and explaining how it relates to vegetarianism(s).

Monday, October 3

15:00 Opening session: Welcome by the organizers
Jens Schlieter, Yves Mühlematter
15.15 Introduction to the Project
“Vegetarianism/s as Religious, Ethical, Health-based, and Environmentalist Practice: A Comparative Study and Analysis”
Jens Schlieter, Yves Mühlematter
16.00 Coffee break
First presentation session
16.30 Jainism and Vegetarianism (Brief introduction to the field)
Peter Flügel
To Eat or Not to Eat Meat? Food and Identity in Early India
Claire Maes
17.45 Coffee break
Second presentation session
18.15 What is Ethical Veganism?
Kay Peggs
19.00 Veganism and the Problem of the Sacrifice of Consumption
Markus Wild
19.45 Opening reception
20.30 Dinner

Tuesday, October 4

09.00 Arrival: Coffee and pastries
Third presentation session
9.45 Vegetarianism and Life Reform in Switzerland: The History of a Health-Oriented Lifestyle in Modern Society
Stefan Rindlisbacher
10.30 Ritual Purity, Religious Redemption and Global Environmental Awareness. Meat Renunciation and Vegetarianism from Pre-modern China to Present-day Taiwan
Nikolas Broy
11.15 Round table session
Can vegetarianism(s) be compared?
12.30 Lunch
Fourth presentation session
14.15 Meat Avoidance and Religion/s: A typological Sketch
Jörg Albrecht
15.00 Going Green Globally? Moral Economies of Veg(etari)anism
Johan Fischer
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Final discussion
17.30 Closing remarks