How Long O Lord? - Enough is Enough!
Jun 7, 2007
Sabeel, the voice of Palestinian Christians from Jerusalem, has released a statement, marking the 40th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands. They claim the level of internal level of fatigue and discouragement among those pursuing non-violent resistance has reached an all-time high, as the Israeli army daily invades communities and kidnaps and kills Palestinians in the West Bank. [ Visit Website ]
James Wellesley-Wesley, 1921-2007
Apr 30, 2007
WNRF remembers James Wellesley-Wesley, executive director of Mankind 2000 today. James died in St Bathelemy on April 25, 2007. James was a social innovator and religious futurist who served as an advisor to our network. Learn more about Mankind 2000, world futures research, and the life of one of its' first planetary citizens. [ Visit Website ]
McFaul Offers Three Futures
April 17, 2007
Will the world's religions play a constructive or catastrophic role in shaping the twenty-first century? A new book by Praeger, The Future of Peace and Justice in the Global Village, tackles this question. Like a grandmaster in chess, McFaul envisions the moves that both fundamentalism and progressivism might make to either support or sabotage the global village.
Dubrovnik to focus on Future of Religion
April 12, 2007
Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert, professor of Religion and Society at Western Michigan University is hosting the 31st International Course on the Future of Religion, from April 23 - 28, 2007 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Scholars from around the world will present papers on the theme 'From the Jus Talionis to the Golden Rule'. [ Visit Website ]
Second Enlightenment Conference, March 4-6
Jan 11, 2007
Rick Smyre gathered up to 300 community activists and religious futurists for the Second Enlightenment Conference, March 4-6, 2007 in Columbia, SC. The SEC was a two and a half day dialogue to allow state and local capacity builders to share ideas and methods aligned with a society and world increasingly fast-paced, interconnected and complex. [ Visit Website ]
Muslim Backlash Against Pope Remarks Grows
Sept 17, 2006
Pope Benedict’s comments about Islam on Sept. 12th have damaged religious harmony, and now churches in the Mideast have been firebombed. Muslims government and religious leaders in the world’s most populous Muslim countries, Indonesia and Pakistan call on him to apologize. Could this grow to the size of the Mohammed cartoon protests? [ Visit Website ]
WCC Speaks Out on Israel/Palestine
May 20, 2006
Meeting near Geneva, May 16-19th, the 25-person World Council of Churches executive committee endorsed a framework for activities from 2007-2013, and issued a public statement on the Middle East crisis and human rights. Entitled, The time is ripe to do what is right, the statement called on governments to promote negotiations, rather than let one side position itself to unilaterally establish final borders. [ Visit Website ]
The Religious Left is Back
May 22, 2006
Rabbi Michael Lerner reports on a 4-day Spiritual Progressives conference in Washington, D.C., May 17-20, 2006, where 1,200 people attended to challenge the Religious Right's inappropriate use of God language to justify militarism, war, and cuts in aid to the poor. Participants signed an eight point Spiritual Covenant.
MetaNexus to Host Science & Religion Conference
May 8, 2006
Metanexus Institute will host an annual conference on science and religion at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, June 3-7, 2006. Leading international scholars will offer sessions on the theme, "Continuity and Change: Perspectives on Science and Religion."
The Israel Lobby and U.S Foreign Policy?
Mar 27, 2006
The combination of unwavering support for Israel and the related effort to spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardised not only US security but that of much of the rest of the world. Could the US be setting aside its own security and in order to advance the interests of another state? Two respected political scientists examine how pro-Israeli lobbies have shift U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. [ Visit Website ]