Notes on a post-secular society
Jun 18, 2008
Both religious and secular mentalities must be open to a complementary learning process if we are to balance shared citizenship and cultural difference.
Bar Ilan to Host Futures Conference
Nov 14, 2010
On November 22nd, about 200 scholars and academics will gathered at the Bar Ilan campus, outside Tel Aviv, to discuss the nature of how
academics can study the future in such areas, as technological forecasting,
industry, and economics; as well as develop visions for human transformation.
The concept of this was developed by Prof. David Passig, a Professor at Bar Ilan
University School of Education. The event will be streamed live in Hebrew, via a
link posted in Facebook, the day before. For info, see http://bit.ly/passig
Creating a Future Islamic Civilization
Dec 4, 2008
Rashid Shaz of MilliTimes, New Delhi, has authored a book entitled, Creating a Future Islamic Civilization. Appearing initially as editorials pieces at futureislam.com, this book is an open invitation to create an Islamic civilization, as a pan-Islamic alternative in the midst of a crumbling capitalist civilization. The book is now available for free download.
The 1st Jewish Futures Conference
Oct 3, 2010
The 1st ever Jewish Futures Conference will be held at the 2010 Jewish Federations of North America – Nov. 8 in New Orleans. This General Assembly will join communal leaders, educators, and educational entrepreneurs and forecasters in a unique conversation about new perspectives and approaches for the future of Jewish education.
The Future of Religion
Sept 15, 2010
Pan Patheos asked thought leaders from a variety of religious traditions to talk about the future of religion. Contributors include Huston Smith, Rodney Stark, Mark Noll, Alister McGrath, Martin E. Marty, Diana Butler Bass, and Reza Aslan. More.
Esposito's The future of Islam
Jul 20, 2010
Religion Dispatches reviews John Esposito's newest book, The Future of Islam, and shares why this clarity on this subject is critical to the future of humanity. Going beyond terrorism stereotypes, Esposito allows Muslims to speak from their social and political context about their faith.
Islam and the West: State of Dialogue
In 2008, the World Economic Forum launched the first in the series of benchmarking reports focused on the state of dialogue between the Islamic and Western worlds Islam and the West: Annual Report on the state of Dialogue. In 2009, this report will embrace a broad agenda, exploring the key issues in the area of business, religion and multicultural workforces.
Survey Released of Muslim/Jewish Engagement
May 19, 2010
Debunking conventional wisdom, Muslim and Jewish groups throughout the United States are dialoguing with one another in increasing numbers, and have risen significantly in the last two years. This according to a report by Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement on the field of Muslim-Jewish engagement.
2030: Alternative Futures for the Jewish People
Feb 24, 2010
The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem has released a study on the "The Jewish People in 2030: A Positive Future or a Nightmare Reality? How to Affect the Future Today." This multi-year study explores four alternate realities that could befall the Jewish people in 20 years, ranging across the spectrum from Thriving, Defending, Drifting, Nightmare.
The Post-Church Letters: Voices from 2020
Jan 1, 2010
Dr. Jay Gary offers three church scenarios for the year 2020, written from a pastoral viewpoints. Rather than projections or prophecies, they weigh how immigrants, women or emerging generations might shape the church in greater measure over the next decade.
Cox Addresses Future of Faith
Dec 28, 2009
Renowned Harvard Divinity theologian, Dr. Harvey Cox, evaluates various trajectories in the future of religion, including the desire to experience God beyond dogma, and the porous boundaries between Christianity and other faiths. He concludes by summarizing insights from his latest book, The Future of Faith and answering questions during this C-Span broadcast.
Forces of Fortune confront Fundamentalism
Dec 20, 2009
In his new book, Forces of Fortune, Vali Nasr argues is the rising new Muslim business class who will transform Islam, not its clerics. Nasr points to Turkey, Dubai, Iran, Pakistan to provide a whole new way to think about the future of Islam. Rather than see culture and religion as primary drivers, Nasr sees economic growth through Islamic capitalism as showing a way beyond fundamentalism.
Muslims Discuss Faith & Governance at CPWR
Dec 5, 2009
Discussions by leading Muslim leaders and scholars at the Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) on Dec 5th turned to Islam and Politics: Faith, Governance and Society. Panelists included Anwar Ibrahim, Dr Tariq Ramadan, Dr Siti Musdah Mulia, Dr Fahad a Alhomoudi, Dr Mahdi Mostafavi and Dr Burhanettin Tatar. The discussion represented a variety of views on religion and democracy and human rights.