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    Artist Prepares a 'Rethinking Christianity' Display
    Jan 26, 2006
    Jim Foreman, a 62 year old artist, is mounting a freestanding art display, entitled, 'Rethinking Christianity, Leadership, and the World in the New Millennium.' Accompanying the artwork is a discussion program for progressive spiritual groups.


    Muslim Futures
    Mainstreaming Islamic Education
    Jan 16, 2006
    Dr. Azyumardi Azra, Rector of the National Islamic University, in Jakarta Indonesia has written numerous books on reforming Islam in the Southeast Asian context. He is a leading advocate of mainstreaming Islamic education by helping madrasahs, or private religious Islamic schools both deepen and broaden their training of youth at the elementary, junior and senior high school levels. This approach contrasts with those working to secularize Islamic education, and could raise up leaders to counter jihad, intolerance and religious theocracy.  Visit Website ]

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    Emergent Jewish & Christian Leaders to Meet
    Jan 3, 2006
    Synagogue 3000 (S3K) and Emergent will host a ground breaking meeting to connect pioneering Jewish and Christian leaders from dynamic and innovative congregations on January 16-17, 2006, at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, CA.

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    Court Strikes Down Intelligent Design
    Dec 20, 2005
    A federal district court judge ruled that a Pennsylvania school board’s decision to include intelligent design in the high school science curriculum was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. This was the first court test of intelligent design, which posits that life is too complex to have developed solely through random, evolutionary means.

    Transmodern Futures
    Critical Spirituality for a Critical Time
    Dec 18, 2005
    Australian futures educator Milojevic calls for a shift to a critical spirituality that might push toward Eupsychia perfection and the liberation of self thorugh concious human evolution to transcend two prevailing spiritualities of today, 1) bringing back the old religious fundamentalism, or 2) Continuing Enlightenment paradigm/Secular progressivism (whether modern or postmodern). Article is in .pdf format, 159k.  Visit Website ]

    Muslim Futures
    Islam and the West: Toward Common Ground
    Oct 15, 2001
    Mohammed Said Farsi claims Islam and the West can only find wisdom by becoming students. The fate of this threatened world depends on our ability to listen and to learn.

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    Evangelicals Change Views on Islam Since 9/11
    Dec 14, 2005
    Religion writer Richard Cimino surveys evangelical literature on Islam after 9/11 and finds their argument against Islam as "essentially violent" as much a challenge to pluralism in American culture, as it was a volley in the war on terrorism.

    Jewish Futures
    Why I supported the Disengagement
    Dec. 13, 2005
    Israeli Futurist Tsvi Bisk shares why he feels Israel's disengagement decision, with respect to Gaza, was in Israel's best interest, in improving its standing in the world and pursuing its grand strategy of a Jewish homeland.

    Esoteric Futures
    Multi-Dimensional Science: a new paradigm
    Nov 15, 2005
    Writing from the esoteric tradition, Robert Searle draws upon parapsychology or psychical research in an attempt to integrate science with mysticism. Central to mysticism is the concept of an unseen non-physical psychic, or spiritual universe. It is undetectable by our by five limited senses. In western philosophy it can only be accepted on grounds of faith. Searle offers his proposal for investigating altered states of conciousness.   Visit Website ]

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    In Service of the Future
    Jun 30, 2006
    Jay Gary, evangelical author and leadership scholar reflects on his experience as a religious futurist, and challenges religious activists to study the future of faith and society, in the context of their own traditions.

    Muslim Futures
    The case for Islamo-Christian civilization
    Oct 19, 2005
    A blogger at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa reviews Richard Bulliet 2004 book, The case for Islamo-Christian civilization. Challenging Huntington's Clash of Civilizations, Bulliet envisions the possibilities that Islamic and Christian civilizations can grow together, not apart.   Visit Website ]

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    Open Source Spirituality Web Launches
    Sep 15, 2005
    IntegrativeSpirituality.org officially launched its new 40,000 page spirituality and religion website around 1) tools, spiritual wisdom and community support for expanding their personal spirituality in relationship to God or Buddha, 2) spiritual wisdom to expand the global spiritual commons, 3) community with others through spiritualized social activism , and, 4) connect with other cultural creatives involved in the surging personal spirituality movement using more than two dozen web tools such as Spirit Mates.   Visit Website ]

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    God's October Surprise
    Oct 4, 2005
    Rabbi Arthur Waskow, of The Shalom Center in Philadelphia, has called on the Abrahamic faiths this October to share their sacred seasons with one another. This confluence of sacred calendars coincides in a way not seen for three decades: the Muslim Ramadan, the Jewish High Holy Days and Sukkot, and the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Waskow claims the three faiths can use "God's October surprise" to work out ways to transcend them through action as well as learning.  Visit Website ]


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