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Bauman on religion as meaning making

posted by drew

06.08.15

"Religion is about meaning making.... Religion... can also be understood as any system that organizes our life into a meaningful daily existence. Consumerism, the free-market economy, environmentalism, and other such systems can be analyzed as meaning-making practices, and in this sense they are religious."

--Whitney A. Bauman, Religion and Ecology (2014)

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Drew Dellinger is a speaker, poet, writer, teacher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has inspired minds and hearts at over 1000 events around the planet, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion.
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