Research request

A wicker XR sign, part of an XR banner, a candle in a jar, a bell, and a Buddhist bowl.

Dr. Martin Wood, a lecturer at Gloucestershire University, is looking for a few folk willing to help him with research – mwood2@glos.ac.uk or 07943 666390. He said:

“I am doing some ongoing research concerning religio/spirituality and environmental activism over the last three years.¬† It’s all concerning emotion, ritual and symbolism in relation to themes like the creation of significant if not sacred space during direct communal action…not something many of us have been involved in over the last year or so. The work has been provisionally considered for¬†Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief but there is a great deal of work that needs to be done on it. I am hoping it will lead to a more nuanced and insightful understanding of not only of the deep held convictions of activists in relation to their spiritual lives but also as a way of contributing to the strategies that could be considered when it comes to getting more people active in non violent direct action in the coming, hopefully post Covid, period of time.