Bhutan

In December 2019, Sanctuary Lab travels to Bhutan with a team of scholars of religion, music, environmental science, and environmental law. Climate change is unsettling major aspects of Bhutanese culture, politics, and economy, as the kingdom is in many ways defined by its sacred landscape. Working through partnerships with the Royal University of Bhutan, our research team is partnering with local scholars of history, law, environmental science, and archaeology, as well as environmental managers, political figures, and religious leaders at Bhutan’s diverse sanctuaries to design inquiry into how environmental change takes on religious significance, and how religion shapes responses to ecological stress.