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    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 violence?

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    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.

    Dr. Richard Kirby
    Farewell Dr. Richard S. Kirby (1949-2009)
    Sept 27, 2009
    Rev. Dr. Richard S. Kirby (1949-2009)It is with profound sorrow that the World Network of Religious Futurists inform its membership that Dr. Richard S. Kirby, chaplain and former chairman of this network from 1993 to 2005, passed away September 24, 2009 in Edmonds, WA, at his home. He was only 60 years old, and died suddenly from what appears to have been a brain aneurysm. He was an inspiration to the religious futures movement. He is best known as the author of Temples of Tomorrow (1993) with the late Earl Brewer, and also The Leadership of Civilization Building (2002) with Richard J. Spady. In 2005 he became the first President and Chaplain of Kepler University, an astronomical and theological college. It is clear that all those within WNRF were so very much affected by his friendship and vision and worked on so many different projects to actualize these visions. Click here for details.

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    Book Preview: Temples of Tomorrow
    Jun 30, 1993
    A preview of "The Temples of Tomorrow," the foundational textbook of religious futurism by Earl D.C. Brewer and Richard S. Kirby. "Temples" is the first major book to arise from the interaction of the futures studies movement and multi-faith scholarship.


    Dr. Richard Kirby
    The Future of Ideal Language
    Sep 24, 1998
    Dr. Richard S. Kirby calls on all religious communities to rebuild social discourse using ideal language. This article was typical of Dr. Kirby's numerous essays or speeches, he chose to view crises as opportunities to recreate our vision of a preferred future.

    Jewish Futures
    Redirecting Holocaust Memorialization Toward Humanization
    Oct 5, 2009
    Dr. Art Shostak, an American labor futurist, believes the future of religion in the next quarter century hinges in some unknowable way on the quality of Holocaust memorialization, as this involves Jews and non-Jews alike. He is concerned that over 60 years of memorialization emphasis only on the Horror has grievously under-valued the humanistic content hidden from sight (literally and figuratively) in the lives of millions of prisoners in over 2,000 concentration/labor camps.

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    The Future of Religious Leadership
    Sept 11, 2009
    The Elijah Interfaith Institute of Jerusalem is conducting a survey this month, polling people on their atttitudes toward their religious leadership, both local and global. Those who take the 10 minute survey can request the results.

    Muslim Futures
    The Tone and the Music
    June 5, 2009
    'I have come here to Cairo seek a new beginning,' claimed Obama. The President spoke in Cairo to the Muslim World--and Israeli center listened. Catch Obama's 'new beginning' speech and then consider Uri Avnery's commentary, 'The Tone and the Music,' and its significance for the Arab world.

    Jewish Futures
    Virtual New Jerusalem Game Proposed to Google
    Jan 11, 2009
    Dr. Yitzhaq Hayut-Man, Jewish scholar and cyber-architext has proposed that a virtual New Jerusalem global multi-user computer game system be built to fulfill the redemptive visions of the prophets of Israel.

    Dr. Richard Kirby
    Kirby Calls for a New Wall Street
    Oct 10, 2008
    Dr. Kirby speaks on the New Wall StreetCould the foundations of a new money encompass both human risk and divine grace? In this 12-minute interview, WNRF's chaplain, Dr. Richard Kirby discusses the moral meaning of the recent Wall Street meltdown and the opportunity it presents to Americans.

    Christian Futures
    Is McCain's VP Choice Post-Denominational?
    Aug 31, 2008
    When news broke that McCain had chosen a woman, Sarah Palin, an unknown Governor from Alaska, religious journalists scrambled to understand her relationship to Christianity. After eight years of a unpopular Evangelical in the White House, would Palin be a sign of that the Religious Right has a future? John Allen, Jr., an NCR senior correspondent, weights in on the subject, while Dr. Jay Gary of ChristianFutures.com weighs the temperament that should guide the future leaders of the free world.


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