The Future of God?
Jun 24, 2001
Oxford Futurist Dr. Wendy Schultz offers a lecture on the humanity's relationship with God and how future changes brought by the biological or genomic ages might shift that. [ Visit Website ]
Has the U.S. Become Judeo-Christian-Islamic?
May 16, 2003
Leading Muslim organizations say it's time for Americans to stop using the phrase "Judeo-Christian" when describing the values and character that define the United States. Better choices, they say, are "Judeo-Christian-Islamic" or "Abrahamic," referring to Abraham, the patriarch held in common by the three major monotheistic religions. Opponents argue that to alter the phrase is political correctness and revisionist history at its worst. The conflict illustrates the power of words, especially those touching on religion, national history and identity. [ Visit Website ]
Invisible and Visible Worlds
Mar 21, 2003
Rev. Carol E. Parrish offers an esoteric study of relationships between the visible and invisible worlds.
Dr. Richard Kirby
Ride Out: a different eschatology
Mar 12, 2003
Is conflict between nations inevitable? Is God even powerless to change the status quo? Dr. Richard Kirby offers a sermon on realized eschatology and the latent power of citizens to create new avenues of peace.
Exploring Christian Futures
Nov 4, 2002
Christian leaders are coming together, as never before, to clarify a "theology of the future" and find tools to help faith communities cultivate foresight. Now a key meeting is set in San Francisco, July 2003, to kick-off a two-year study in this area. [ Visit Website ]
WorldFutures 2003 met in San Francisco
Mar 25, 2003
The annual meeting of the WNRF was held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the World Future Society, July 18-20, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, at the Embarcadero Center. [ Visit Website ]
Conexuspress Founder Dies
May 12, 2003
Joel D. Beversluis, interfaith publisher and organizer, died March 26th, from cancer. He was age 54. Beversluis founded Conexuspress.com, to publish interfaith-related directories and books that promote peace, ecology and justice. As of July 2003, James McCloud, of Solon, Ohio, bought Joel's publishing business and intends to continue to publish books, calendars and posters to promote inter-religious understanding.
Islamic Civilization in Globalization
Jan 10, 2001
Islam can be seen as a counter discourse to globalization, to the expansion of economic space and the fulfillment of the dreams of the social darwinists. However, even as Islam attempts to create alternatives to globalism, national politics doom it to a politics of reaction. [ Visit Website ]
Religious Perspectives on Human Cloning
May 26, 1997
The National Bioethics Advisory Commission offers a paper on "Cloning Human Beings: Religious perspectives on human cloning." This 64-page paper provides a historical overview of bioethics, reproductive technologies, and religious views from various traditions. Includes an annotated bibliography. (Adobe Reader file, .pdf, 185k). [ Visit Website ]
A Little Religion Gives Environmentalism New Fervor
Dec 19, 2002
Religious institutions around the world are going green and providing a push to the environmental movement, says a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization.
Stop calling Islam the enemy
Dec 5, 2002
A British columnist claims part of Bush's neoconservative intelligencia is trying to turn the war on terrorism into a war on Islam. He claims it is irresponsible to turn conflicts with Muslim sects into a conflict with Islamic civilization. [ Visit Website ]
Tribute to Mimi Weiss
Dec 3, 2002
Mimi Weiss, 1928 - 2002, religious futurist, champion of senior citizens, performing artist and corporate trainer. She will be missed.
Futurizing Theological Education
Mar. 2, 2003
As part of a two-year "Christian Futures" track, Jay Gary has submitted paper proposals to the Evangelical Theological Society and the American Academy of Religion, on the need for graduate institutions to "futurize" their curriculum. [ Visit Website ]