Is Transhumanism Compatible with Religion?
Jul 17, 2004
Can there be a spiritual dimension to secular pursuits toward techno-immortality? From Aug. 5-8, TransVision 2004 explored the theme "Faith, Transhumanism and Hope" in a Toronto symposium, follow-on conference entitled, "Transvision: Art and Life in the Posthuman Era." Join transhumanist thinkers, artists, scientists and ethicists for a wide ranging discussion on concepts like the Singularity, artificial intelligence and the future of humans. [ Visit Website ]
What Future for Muslim Identity?
Jun 15, 2004
In Muslim Wake-Up Call magazine, Dr. Munawar Anees, a Pakistani-American writer and social critic, asks "What are the factors that have gone into pushing Islamic culture ino the Dark Ages, which is what we see today in the Muslim world in this culture impasse?" [ Visit Website ]
A Light Unto the Nations
May 31, 2004
Natalie Dian offers a review of 'Futurizing the Jews'--the new book by Bisk and Dror on Jewish grand strategy beyond Zionism, re-visioning community and Jewish identity.
Futures Burning Bush - Satellite Art by Ratner
May 31, 2007
Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror offers an essay at Israelseen.com on the Future Bible Bush Burning Satellite artwork of Philip Ratner, and its implications for the Jewish mission in the space age. [ Visit Website ]
The Future According to Jesus
May 24, 2004
How did Jesus approach his future? How did the turbulence of his time impact his forward horizon? What can we learn from his context that will help us create a more sustainable future? Jay Gary offers this unique essay from his "Future-Proof Your Ministry" workshop. [ Visit Website ]
Dr. Richard Kirby
Space Spirit: Astronomical Civilization Building
Apr 29, 2004
Dr. Richard Kirby invites religious futurists, scholars and imagineers to invent a space culture suited to the proper evolution of society - in outer space and publish the results in a book: Space Spirit: Astronomical civilization building from NASA and NATO to UNESCO.
Cyber Rabbi Accepts Colorado Tour
May 1, 2004
Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror, WNRF's Cyber Rabbi, has accepted an invitation to tour Colorado July 18 to 22nd, to challenge both Jews and Gentiles alike to embark upon a Third Exodus. After speaking to the Pikes Peak chapter, Rabbi Dror will travel to Washington, D.C. to formally address the World Future Society on "The Future of Transmodern Spirituality." [ Visit Website ]
PBS Documentary Begun on Torah in Space
May 18, 2004
When the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over the western United States in February 2003, an international crew of seven astronauts lost their lives. Also lost was a tiny Torah scroll of historic significance that Payload Specialist Col. Ilan Ramon, Israelís first astronaut, had taken along as a personal item. The tiny Torah was a precious artifact from the Holocaust and Ramon had chosen it as a symbol of perseverance. Now PBS is filming a documentary on this story for release in the Spring of 2005. [ Visit Website ]
Translate our Web Pages using Babel Fish
Apr 15, 2006
Wnrf.org now enables machine translation in eight languages, using machine translation from Yahoo's Babel Fish. Readers can translate any article page into their preferred language, by just clicking on a language flag in the far right column.
The Focus of Esoteric Futures
Apr 10, 1999
Richard Kirby asks, What does it mean to be an esoteric futurist? Where does esoteric philosophy and futures research meet?
Toward the Third Exodus
May 2, 2004
Moshe Dror, WNRF's Cyber Rabbi, shares his "Third Exodus" call, away from sacred spaces bound by geography and toward the unbounded, fascinating new frontier of Cyberia, the habitation of our communities of tomorrow, built with spiritualities that know no limits.
Mar 24, 2004
The World Network of Religious Futurists is a team led professional society, advancing scholarship into the future of religion. This past year Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror of Israel became its president.
Futurizing the Jews
Jan 12, 2004
In this ambitious book, Futurizing the Jews (Praeger, 2003), Rabbi Moshe Dror and Tsvi Bisk offer a comprehensive critique of where the Jewish People are at the beginning of the twenty-first century, how they got there, and where they should be going if they want to survive.