In the series ‘Religion & Animals’ Pim Martens interviews Bishop Harrie Smeets

As part of the fellowship Ethics of the Anthropocene of VU Amsterdam, Pim Martens is making a series of conversations with (indigenous) religious leaders on our relationship with nature and the animals within.

12/07/2020 | 9:41 AM

Pim was honoured to interview Harrie Smeets, a Dutch Roman Catholic bishop. Since 8 December 2018, he has been the 24th bishop of the diocese of Roermond and has chosen as a motto: love people in God’s name .

This was the fifth interview of the series. Learning from religious leaders about our relationship with animals may be a way we can begin to address the sustainability challenges we see today.

Interview Smeets 

See for all interviews the webpage Religion and Animals in the Anthropocene (