The New Sinai
Jan 10, 2005
In tracing how the Torah has been transmitted down through history, Rabbi Dror considers the new mediums Moses might use today to spread the Torah.
Islam Pressured to Back Human Cloning
Jan 6, 2005
Islamic nations are being asked to back the use of human cloning for research purposes. The decision could have significant consequences for the debate at the United Nations over an effort by the U.S., Costa Rica, and other nations to ban all forms of human cloning. [ Visit Website ]
The Patriarch's Journey
Jan 2, 2005
Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror offers the first of several webcasts, inviting listeners to join him on Abraham's journey, and explore how we might use cyberspace to expand our spirituality and community.
Futurist W. Warren Wagar Dies
Dec. 1, 2004
Historian and futures scholar W. Warren Wagar died November 16, 2004, at the age of 72. A specialist in alternative world futures and an expert in the work of pioneering science fiction writer H.G. Wells, Wagar served as history professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, for 31 years.
Brave New Judaism
Nov 15, 2004
Clones, genetically modified foods, frozen embryos, stem cells, gene therapy: these are some of the new discoveries and scientific developments that are guaranteed to change our lives and our society forever. How does Judaism, an ancient religion, come to terms with such dramatic changes? Brave New Judaism, an insightful new book explores Jewish reactions to cutting-edge biological issues that continue to dominate the headlines. [ Visit Website ]
The End of Christianity?
Nov 4, 2004
Christianity will be eclipsed in England by spirituality in 30 years, new research claims. The UK TIMES ONLINE reports on the collapse of traditional religion and the rise of mysticism, in a New Romantics movement that may prove more significant than the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. [ Visit Website ]
Futures Journal Focuses on Religion
Oct 15, 2004
FUTURES, the premier professional journal of policy, planning and futures studies turns its November issue over to William Sims Bainbridge who has brought together a great collection of articles for religious futurists. See the abstracts and subscription links.
Virtual Culture Wars?
Oct 8, 2004
Iplasma.com is an example of a next generational right wing electronic spiritual community that seeks to reverse what they see as cultural decline. They create “iPockets” or cells of people that meet online to develop solidarity. Is this the next expression of the Moral Majority? It may be too early to tell, but Peer-to-Peer technology is definitely shaping religion and civil society. [ Visit Website ]
Dr. Richard Kirby
A Theologian is Born
Oct 7, 2004
Dr. Richard Kirby welcomes Dr. Gordon Arthur back to the World Network of Religious Futurists. Arthur served as WNRF's "Global Visions" editor from the early to mid-'90s and now has completed his formal education.
The End of Faith
Oct 5, 2004
At last we have a book that focuses on the common thread that links Islamic terrorism with the irrationality of all religious faith. The End of Faith by Sam Harris will challenge not only Muslims but Hindus, Jews and Christians as well. -Peter Singer [ Visit Website ]
Future Proof Your Ministry
Dec 1, 2004
Looking to create a future-responsive, rather than a past-driven ministry? Discover how to get ahead of the curve through this unique six-hour workshop that Jay Gary offers organizational leaders, both face-to-face and online. Watch the 6-minute preview. [ Visit Website ]
Muslims and the Study of the Future
Sep 15, 1998
Ali Al-Timimi, an Islamic teacher, offers a popular two-part audio address in English (after 20 secs of recitations). They are Real Audio files. Look for "Muslims and the Study of the Future". [ Visit Website ]
The Future of Transmodern Spirituality
Aug 3, 2004
At the World Future Society annual conference, August 1, 2004, WNRF chairman, Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror joined Jay Gary, Todd Johnson and Cassidy Dale for a session on scenarios and change drivers leading to postmodern spirituality. Here is a 1.3 meg handout of their powerpoint slides, in Adobe Reader (.pdf) format. [ Visit Website ]