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    Is your source for information about the complex relationships among the religious perceptions and practices of the earth’s peoples and their diverse environments. hosts the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and features important scholarly works, including the award-winning Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, and the Society-affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.
    As the host of I wish to welcome you to this web site and thank all of those who contributed to it. Their names can be found at About and among the leaders identified in the Society and Journal pages.
    -- Bron Taylor


    AASRThe International Association for the History of Religions will hold its XXI World Congress in Erfurt, Germany from August 23-29, 2015. The Congress theme is “Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present.”

    We are proposing a collaborative panel with members of the ISSRNC and the Norway-based research group “Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as a Cultural Resource.” The panel is entitled “When Rocks and Plants are Persons: Ritual Innovation and a Reassessment of “Animism.” The panel will explore the dynamics of animistic practices in both innovative and traditional contexts while critically evaluating the meaning of “animism,” a central category in the history of religions.

    Please contact Sarah Pike for more information.
    CENHSThe ISSRNC is proud to announce it's affiliation and partnership with Rice University's Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. Please visit their website for information on this newest part of Rice University's landmark Energy and Environmental Initiative.
    Avatar and Nature SpiritualityWe are excited to announce that Bron Taylor’s latest book,
    Avatar and Nature Spirituality, has been published. It provocatively analyzes James Cameron’s controversial film from a variety of disciplinary and geographic perspectives.
    Avatar and Nature SpiritualityBron Taylor’s Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future, which was published in 2010, has received highly positive reviews and has been widely adopted for classroom use in the USA and abroad.

    For further information about these books and additional publications and presentations, see