Esposito's The future of Islam
Jul 20, 2010
Religion Dispatches reviews John Esposito's newest book, The Future of Islam, and shares why this clarity on this subject is critical to the future of humanity. Going beyond terrorism stereotypes, Esposito allows Muslims to speak from their social and political context about their faith.
Islam and the West: State of Dialogue
In 2008, the World Economic Forum launched the first in the series of benchmarking reports focused on the state of dialogue between the Islamic and Western worlds Islam and the West: Annual Report on the state of Dialogue. In 2009, this report will embrace a broad agenda, exploring the key issues in the area of business, religion and multicultural workforces.
Survey Released of Muslim/Jewish Engagement
May 19, 2010
Debunking conventional wisdom, Muslim and Jewish groups throughout the United States are dialoguing with one another in increasing numbers, and have risen significantly in the last two years. This according to a report by Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement on the field of Muslim-Jewish engagement.
2030: Alternative Futures for the Jewish People
Feb 24, 2010
The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem has released a study on the "The Jewish People in 2030: A Positive Future or a Nightmare Reality? How to Affect the Future Today." This multi-year study explores four alternate realities that could befall the Jewish people in 20 years, ranging across the spectrum from Thriving, Defending, Drifting, Nightmare.
The Post-Church Letters: Voices from 2020
Jan 1, 2010
Dr. Jay Gary offers three church scenarios for the year 2020, written from a pastoral viewpoints. Rather than projections or prophecies, they weigh how immigrants, women or emerging generations might shape the church in greater measure over the next decade.
Cox Addresses Future of Faith
Dec 28, 2009
Renowned Harvard Divinity theologian, Dr. Harvey Cox, evaluates various trajectories in the future of religion, including the desire to experience God beyond dogma, and the porous boundaries between Christianity and other faiths. He concludes by summarizing insights from his latest book, The Future of Faith and answering questions during this C-Span broadcast.
Forces of Fortune confront Fundamentalism
Dec 20, 2009
In his new book, Forces of Fortune, Vali Nasr argues is the rising new Muslim business class who will transform Islam, not its clerics. Nasr points to Turkey, Dubai, Iran, Pakistan to provide a whole new way to think about the future of Islam. Rather than see culture and religion as primary drivers, Nasr sees economic growth through Islamic capitalism as showing a way beyond fundamentalism.
Muslims Discuss Faith & Governance at CPWR
Dec 5, 2009
Discussions by leading Muslim leaders and scholars at the Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) on Dec 5th turned to Islam and Politics: Faith, Governance and Society. Panelists included Anwar Ibrahim, Dr Tariq Ramadan, Dr Siti Musdah Mulia, Dr Fahad a Alhomoudi, Dr Mahdi Mostafavi and Dr Burhanettin Tatar. The discussion represented a variety of views on religion and democracy and human rights.
The Future Code of Israel
Dec 4, 2009
Dr. David Passig, Israeli strategist and futurist, has released a book entitled, The Future Code,, which considers what foresight methodologies offer a discussion of the future of Israel, from 10 to 50 years out.
The Future of Buddhism
Nov. 25, 2009
In this YouTube video clip, Carter Phipps of EnlightenNext
magazine asks Sulak Sivaraksa
about the future of Buddhism to address a suffering world (Barcelona, 2004). Is
Buddhism still relevant in a complex world, where there is structural
The Religion of Science Fiction
Oct 27, 2009
Sometimes the future of religion in outer space is conspicuous by its absence.
Consider this blog entry that compares the absence of religion on Star
Trek: The Next Generation, with its presence on Babylon 5.
Dr. Richard Kirby
Tributes to Dr. Richard S. Kirby
Oct 26, 2009
Dr. Richard S. Kirby, was many things to many different audiences. Here are seven tributes to Dr. Richard Kirby, written by colleagues upon hearing about his death.
Dr. Richard Kirby
Chaplain to the Stars, Memorial to Dr. Kirby
Oct 9, 2009
A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 for Rev. Dr. Richard S. Kirby in Edmonds, WA. This article captures the written memorial prepared for that occasion, recapping his life and service.