Exploring, criticizing & developing
René Girard’s mimetic theory since 1990

International  collaborating with affiliated organizations in the United States, Canada, France, Austria, Holland, Australia and Japan

Interreligious  applying mimetic insights to religious origins, practices and texts from the beginning of human culture

Innovative  expanding the boundaries of research in Biblical hermeneutics, anthropology and archeology, gender, race, Islam and interfaith dialogue

“Offering access to discipline-spanning reflections on mimetic theory, this international
community of scholars has been a sounding board for my work in all stages of development,
a valued forum for intellectual risk-taking, and a supportive group of fellow inquirers.“
Martha J. Reineke, Professor of Religion, University of Northern Iowa