Mission Statement

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Initiative in Religion, Ecology, and Expressive Culture grows out of the conviction that the study and practice of sacred music, ritual, and the related arts contributes to the scholarly work of the environmental humanities and the social and political work of addressing our ecological crises. It seeks to foster dialogue among and disseminate the work of scholars, artists, religious leaders, and activists from all disciplines and all religious perspectives working at the intersection of religion, ecology, and the arts.

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