Nature, Human Nature, and the Mimetic Theory will be the theme of the annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (http://theol.uibk.ac.at/cover/) at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, June 2-5, 2004. The conference will analyze human violence against nature using the mimetic theory of René Girard as the basis for a fresh approach to the issue. French philosopher Michel Serres, literary anthropologist René Girard, field anthropologist Simon Simonse will be featured, along with other scholars and activists.
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