Songs are both stories and art. Music is a powerful element in traditional religious observances, found in every faith tradition, from the songs and dances of indigenous peoples to Sufi and Hindu chants and the hymns of modern Christians. Shared music unites people of faith, engages the voice and the breath, and elegantly expresses deep human truths. In light of this, it is only fitting that religious naturalists have their own “hymnal.”
The development of A Religious Naturalist Songbook was started in April 2020 by a group of people in the Religious Naturalist Association (RNA), building on the preexisting Music page on the Religious Naturalist Association website. The songbook is a living community effort and not meant to be established canon. Songs can be nominated by any member of the Religious Naturalist Association.
The link to the living songbook is here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lggdEVhSiSH3Dg3v0hxJEQzfCocWd604p0NamGitSN0
The link to the songbook nominating form is here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1YU77B38lpOSH4eQrluW1wbCqbJrgu8tmtVoKac7FaIU