RNA Newsletter – July 2019

An exciting announcement! The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), the organization that played an important role in the development of religious naturalism and the founding of RNA, is hosting a weeklong conference on Star Island NH next year, June...

RNA Newsletter – May 2019

Hello dear friends — Last weekend I had the honor to offer two RN presentations at the UCC Circular Congregational Church in Charleston SC https://www.circularchurch.org/about. The pastor, Jeremy Rutledge, is an RNA member; the worship services are...

Poetry by Janisse Ray

Noticing 1. I would not have seen the weba spider strung between us and skyexcept the sun crested the cliffalong the Bay of Fundy. Finallyour long night beside Mill Creekwas over: I greeted the light.A shimmer is not a moon-blade,not the disk of sun platingtips of red...

RNA Newsletter – Sept. 2017

Conversation has been active this past month at RNAnet and RNAfacebook. Topics have included: ·         The brain does not work like a computer ·         Can a metaphor be wrong? ·         On confidence and laying odds ·         True self ·         The big picture...

RNA Newsletter – November 2016

Dear Religious Naturalists, The past two weeks have been, for me and I trust most of you, dark and darkening. On November 11, a poignant email came from one of my sons: “When?” in the subject line and then “Will it stop hurting? And we lost Leonard Cohen? I can’t...

RNA Newsletter – June 2016

Online discussions have been active this month. RNA Facebook has had some excellent postings, with links to some beautiful videos and articles and comments on some thought-provoking ideas. At RNAnet, C. Emerson Talmage has done a great job moderating our second book...