Position Paper on Religion and Innovation (2019)
Our mission is congruent with the 40-year-long legacy of our research center, with FBK’s mission, as well as Trento’s religious and civic history. In fact, at the very heart of the ISR’s comparatively
brief history and Trento’s century-long one, lie the study of change, the deliberation on whether change is right or wrong, decisions for or against change, experiments in innovation and transformations within religious communities and civil society.
In 2018, FBK-ISR researchers drafted the position paper “Religion and Innovation: Calibrating research approaches and suggesting strategies for a fruitful interaction”, which puts forward 11 recommendations to investigate and improve the interaction between religion and innovation in contemporary societies. The position paper, adopted in December 2018 and published in February 2019.