Founded in 2005, the Association Recherches Mimétiques brings together scholars and fans of Girard's work for academic conferences, seminars, film screenings, and lectures. ARM also maintains the Girard archives (paper archives, audio archives, articles, books, dissertations). Website:

COV&R was founded to explore, criticize, and develop the mimetic model of the relationship between violence and religion in the genesis and maintenance of culture. The Colloquium is concerned with questions of both research and application. Scholars from various fields and diverse theoretical orientations are encouraged to participate both in the conferences and the publications sponsored by the Colloquium, but the focus of activity is the relevance of the mimetic model for the study of religion. Website:

The Cornerstone Forum seeks to “foster a better understanding of the challenges that confront the Christian vocation in our time.”  The Forum does this by elucidating the anthropology of René Girard and the theology of Benedict XVI, John Paul II, Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs Von Balthasar, and others.  Workshops, retreats, CDs, MP3s, and books are all available. Website:

In the early 1980s avid Girard readers with a core at the VU University Amsterdam formed a Study Circle, embracing academics from different disciplines as well as members with a professional or existential interest in mimetic theory. It has contributed to MT's popularisation in the Low Countries through publications, translations, conferences, and courses. Members help supervise PhD students. The group was instrumental in Girard being awarded his first honorary doctorate by the VU University (1985). Website:

Paul Nuechterlein maintains "Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary," a free collection of writings indexed according to the Revised Common Lectionary of Scripture readings for the church calendar. The site includes full sermons along with notes, citations of useful resources, and responses to frequently asked questions. Website:

Preaching Peace provides help to clergy to preach the gospel from a peacemaking perspective utilizing the mimetic theory.

Their goal is to host an annual theological conference grounded in the thought of René Girard. Known as mimetic anthropology or mimetic theory, Girard’s work enables a revolutionary understanding of human violence and argues the critical role of the bible in distilling this understanding in contemporary culture. Website:

The Raven Foundation seeks to promote healing, hope, reconciliation and peace by offering insight into the dynamics of conflict and violence.The Foundation makes available books, study guides, guest speakers, workshops, downloadable recordings and other resources for use at home, in schools and in the workplace.