Spirituality and religion website launches 'future of religion' series
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According to the series introduction, while Western thinkers assumed that religion would decline with the advent of science and secular life, religion remains "an influential force, one that impacts how we view ourselves, each other, and the world around us."
The site will invite "thought leaders" from a variety of religious traditions to talk about the future of religion, including trends, challenges, controversies and reforms. David Crumm from Read the Spirit will comment toward the end of the series.
A different religious tradition will be covered each week, as follows:
June 28 - The Future of Hinduism
July 5 - The Future of Buddhism
July 12 - The Future of Judaism
July 19 - The Future of Christianity: Catholicism
July 26 - The Future of Christianity: Mainline Protestantism
Aug. 2 - The Future of Christianity: Evangelicalism
Aug. 9 - The Future of Christianity: Mormonism
Aug. 16 - The Future of Islam
Aug. 23 - The Future of Paganism
Aug. 30 - The Future of Humanism
Sept. 6 - The Future of Religion
The Patheos editors note, "essays will tackle such subjects as race, interfaith relations, blogging, theological controversies, gender issues, proselytizing, music, emerging movements, politics, and film."