How Anthropology Might Inspire Anti-Capitalist And Extinction Rebellion Activism

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Chris Knight

How Anthropology Might Inspire Anti-Capitalist And Extinction Rebellion Activism

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 19:00

The looming threat of climate catastrophe is forcing us all to re-think everything we thought we knew. Extinction Rebellion is a movement in urgent need of a scientific language and a sacred cosmology to replace the old patriarchal religions and attitudes which have dominated our minds up to now. In Radical Anthropology, we aim to assist Extinction Rebellion in every way we can, while suggesting that rule by the moon and gender egalitarianism of the kind practiced by hunter-gatherers can powerfully inspire our vision of a future world.

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Christianity In Anthropological Perspective
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 19:00
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Jesus of Nazareth was a revolutionary freedom fighter, leading a mass movement of Jewish resistance against the Roman occupation of his country. After the defeat of his uprising and his capture and crucifixion by the Romans, the memory of 'the Messiah' was preserved by diverse groups of followers. In one of these traditions, that of Saint Paul, the real Jesus became transformed into a sacrificial lamb. As in ancient traditions throughout the world, blessings were believed to flow from the shedding of blood. It is this mythologized 'Lamb of God' who is still revered by Christians today. In this talk, we will explore why the earliest Christian communities were organized along strictly communist lines.