News and events

This pages includes notices and links to news and events relating to religious naturalism.

Along with this, you might also check Science + Religion Today, which includes more frequent (daily) postings.


Online symposium: “The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness”, hosted by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – upcoming appearances

April 7-9
Austin, Texas
Children and Nature Conference

April 9
Chicago, Illinois
Science and religion: the myth of conflict

April 10-11
Madison, New Jersey
Fifth International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism

April 16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Emergent Mind: What Brains and Cognition Tell Us About Faith. Philip Clayton

April 17
St. Louis, Missouri
Big History, My Story, Mystery (concert and workshop)

April 19
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Vanessa Zoltan: On Atheists and Prayer

April 21
Lecanto, Florida (College of Central Florida)
Has Science Made Religion Irrelevant?

April 22
Earth Day
(events at many locations)

April 25
San Mateo, California
Cosmic Education Across All Levels Beginning in Early Childhood, with Jennifer Morgan

May 16
Manchester, England
The Ethics of Nature – The Nature of Ethics

New York, NY
Teilhard, Religion, and Big History: A Look Inside – with John Haught

May 14-17
Religion in the Anthropocene – Challenges, Idolatries, Transformations
European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment

June 4-7
Claremont, California
Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization

June 12
Estes Park, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebration Concert,
including “Wilderness Reflections”, a cantata for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by St. Louis composer, poet, RNA member Robert Charles Howard.

August 3-7
Winthrop, Washington
Ecology & Evolution Field Program

August 4-11
Godfrey, Illinois
Exploring the Sacred Universe: An Earth Literacy Program 

August 8-15
Star Island, New Hampshire
Unsettling Science and Religion: Contributions & Questions from Queer Studies
Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) annual conference

August 27-29
The Science and Religion Debate in Current Social Context
International Society for Science & Religion (ISSR)

September 27
Estes Park, Colorado
Cosmic Education, at Montessori in the mountains retreat

November 5
Toronto, Ontario
Cosmic Education Across All Levels, Keynote Address by Jennifer Morgan,
Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers


Upcoming conferences – 2016

January 14-17
Gainesville, Florida
Religion, Science and the Future: a Conference Sponsored by The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture

March 6
Chicago, Illinois
The Psychology of Religion/The Religion of Psychology
The University of Chicago
Call for papers