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    Welcome to

    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

    January 2016 Conference

    Religion, Science and the Future

    A Conference Sponsored by the

    The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture

    Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

    14 17 January 2016
    The University of Florida
    Gainesville Florida


    Panels and paper proposals may address any aspect of the religion/nature/culture nexus, and focus on any time frame, space, or place.

    Since the main conference theme is “Religion, Science and the Future”, we especially encourage proposals that, whatever else they illuminate, reflect as well on Religion, Science, and the Future.  Conference sub-themes include: Evolution, Religion and Science; Religion, Violence, and Neuroscience; Religion and Science on Health and Well Being; Religion, Science, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Consciousness, Mysticism, & Meditative Practice; The Greening of Religion; Religion and Nature in the Arts; and Ethology, Botany, and Sentience.


    Further details can be found in the Call for Proposals & Papers.

    August 2015 Conference

    AASR The 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.” ISSRNC members will be participating.

    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