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    The International Society for the Study of
    Religion, Nature & Culture
    Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

    The International Society for the Study of
    Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC)
    is a community of scholars engaged in critical inquiry into the
    relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures,
    environments, religious beliefs and practices.

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    The Board of Directors cordially invites all individuals interested in the scholarly investigation of religion, nature, and culture to join and to participate in ISSRNC activities. The international character of the ISSRNC is reflected in our members who are acknowledged experts in diverse subjects and focal areas, with deep knowledge of particular religions, cultures, geographies, and their environmental concerns.The ISSRNC facilitates scholarly collaboration and research, and disseminates research findings through regular conferences and the affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JSRNC), published quarterly.

    Members not only enjoy a growing number of benefits, including the JSRNC, they directly increase the profile and strength of this important and growing scholarly field. The ISSRNC creates further opportunities for religion and nature scholars through working groups and peer-reviewed recognition in its newly initiated Lifetime Achievement Award, Graduate Student Conference Paper Award, and Travel Assistance Awards that support conference attendance.

    The ISSRNC held its 10th Anniversary conference at the University of Florida in January of 2016. For an archive of live commentary at the conference, go to #ISSRNC2016 on Twitter, @ISSSRNC.  Since its inaugural meeting at the University of Florida in April 2006, the society has held meetings around the world, including in Morelia, Mexico, in 2008, the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, in 2009, Perth, Australia in 2010, Vatican City, Rome, Italy in 2011, Malibu, California in 2012 and Cape Town, South Africa in 2014.  Planning is underway for the ISSRNC’s April 2017 conference, “Mountains and Sacred Landscapes” cosponsored with our host institution the India China Institute of the New School in New York City, American University’s Center for Latin American Studies and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development  ISSRNC President Sarah M. Pike (2015-2018) welcomes proposals for additional co-sponsored meetings and ISSRNC co-sponsored panels at conferences with opportunities to present religion and the environment scholarship.

    The ISSRNC is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable/educational organization.
    Donations are tax deductible for many US taxpayers. To donate to the ISSRNC, please go to our membership page.