Religious Naturalist Association

A Worldwide Home For Religious Naturalists.

The Religious Naturalist Association (RNA) is a non-profit corporation formed in the summer of 2014 to create an active and stimulating community for religious naturalists.

The Association

Members of the RNA Board of Directors are found here.
RNA members may participate in a variety of ways — assisting in, drawing from, or simply registering their support for this endeavor.

Board of Advisors

To learn more about the background, areas of interest, and publications of RNA Advisors, click on names in the list below.

Nancy Ellen Abrams 
Connie Barlow
Tom Clark
Donald Crosby
Terrence Deacon  
Michael Dowd

Michael S. Hogue
Stuart Kauffman
Karl Peters
Joel R. Primack
Lynne Quarmby


Ursula Goodenough, President – Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of the best selling book Sacred Depths of Nature.

Michael Cavanaugh, Secretary – Retired lawyer

Todd Macalister, Communications – Writer, instructional designer

Terry Findlay, Webmaster – Retired teacher, writer, software developer, web designer

Our Mission

Our stated purpose is to encourage the development and spread the awareness of the religious naturalist orientation.

Events & Activities


RNA members enjoy a variety of activities and attend events related to religious naturalism. Click HERE for more information.



There are many benefits of membership in RNA.
Click HERE to learn more