Related Groups

RNA is an association of persons who are exploring a religious naturalist orientation writ large. Some of us also participate in nature-based associations/communities that may focus on particular facets of that orientation, many of which don’t use the word religious. 

Several of these are described briefly below. We encourage you to click on the links of those that speak to your interests/affinities and consider joining them, and to let us know of groups that we may have missed. 

In addition, there are longstanding organizations like the American Humanist Association that adopt a science-based worldview, and numerous groups – international, national, and local — that focus on environmental conservation.

Atheopaganism An Earth-honoring religious path rooted in science, a supernatural-free tradition of seasonal celebrations and observances, ritual and meditation, and other meaningful practices.

Center for Wild Spirituality is a hub for those stepping into to the large story of interconnected relationship with the sacred in all things. While rooted in the mystical Christ tradition, the vision for the Center for Wild Spirituality is a larger circle that includes and also transcends those who are rooted in the Christian story.

Deep Transformation Network An online community for people who recognize that our civilization is in existential crisis and who want to engage with others in facilitating a deep transformation toward a life-affirming future on a regenerated Earth. A sub-group focuses on the religious naturalist orientation. 

Deeptime Network A focus on the meanings of the Universe Story, as presented here, and on developing avenues to bring this story both to the classroom and to the general public via a series of seminars and on-line discussion. Strong orientation in the teachings of Maria Montessori and Thomas Berry.

Gaianism The Gaian Way stems from the understanding that the Earth is a living system, a holobiont on a planetary-scale that we are part of and utterly depend on. It draws not on magic or mysticism but on science. It lifts up our spiritual power in knowing that we are part of this being, that it nurtures and sustains us, and gives our lives meaning.

Oika To restore earthly flourishing, we must rediscover and re-inhabit what it means to be Earthlings. For this, Oika looks to the two great hallmarks of human endeavor; science and art. We call on science to discover and decipher nature, and art to help us heal and feel the nature within us.

Spiritual Naturalist Society Spiritual Naturalism sees the universe as one natural and sacred whole as revealed by science. Its focus is on finding contentment and relief from suffering via continued learning, contemplative practices, and character development.

Unitarian Religious Naturalists A community that has been inactive but is currently initiating self-restoration, with a focus on introducing the RN orientation to Unitarian Universalists.

Universal Pantheist Society A community of scientific pantheists who derive their fundamental religious experience through their personal relationship with the Universe. They feel that Nature is the ultimate context for human existence, and seek to improve their relationship with the natural world as their fundamental religious responsibility.

Yale

Forum on Religion and Ecology

Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology An exploration of religious worldviews, texts, and ethics that can contribute to environmental solutions along with science, policy, law, economics, and appropriate technology. Offers courses and videos on the religion/ecology interface. Lifts up eco-minded activities within present-day traditions.