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

    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. 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.

       The ISSRNC is affiliated with the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), which promotes the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religion. The IAHR is a member of the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines/ The International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH), under the auspices of UNESCO.

    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 Board of Directors cordially invites all individuals interested in the scholarly investigation of the religion, nature and culture nexus to participate in ISSRNC activities.
    Since its inaugural meeting at the University of Florida in April 2006, the society has held many additional, successful, meetings, including in Morelia, Mexico, in January 2008, the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, in July 2009, Perth, Australia in 2010, Rome, Italy in 2011, and Malibu California in 2012. For more information see conferences.

    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. Members not only enjoy a growing number of benefits, including the Society's quarterly journal, they also directly increase the profile and strength of this important and growing scholarly field and help create further opportunities for religion and nature scholars.

    After its inception in 2006 the society grew steadily, reaching 215 members by the end of 2008. Although annual memberships declined after that due to the global economic crisis, society numbers are again on an upswing. We urge scholars to strengthen the ISSRNC by joining or renewing their memberships. We believe there is enough scholarly interest to consistently have over 300 members.

    The society co-sponsors meetings with other scholarly organizations. Society leaders welcome proposals for additoinal co-sponsored meetings. See conferences for past and upcoming co-sponsored meetings.
    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. The membership page has complete information as to how to donate to the society.