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Posted on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 : 7 a.m.

Spirituality and religion website launches 'future of religion' series

By Pam Stout


design by flickr user vaXzine, a comprehensive religious information resource and discussion website, has launched a summer series on the Future of Religion.

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."