Summer Series at Patheos is an online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world’s beliefs. Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for those seeking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as participate in productive, moderated conversations on some of today’s most discussed and debated topics.

 Announcing the Summer Series at “The Future of Religion”
For centuries, Western thinkers assumed that religion would decline throughout the world as scientific ideas spread and replace “superstition” with modern, rational, secular ways of life.  In recent decades, however, that assumption has faded. Across the globe, religion remains an influential force, one that impacts how we view ourselves, each other, and the world around us. As new forms of worship and belief continue to evolve in the twenty-first century, we have asked thought leaders from a variety of religious traditions to talk about the future of religion. What trends will influence how people across the spectrum of faiths worship and practice? What are the challenges and opportunities that will confront faith leaders? What are the controversial issues? Will cooperation or conflict between religions be dominant in the years ahead? What reform movements will shape the future of belief?

Essays will tackle such subjects as race, interfaith relations, blogging, theological controversies, gender issues, proselytizing, music, emerging movements, politics, and film. 

Please join us for this exciting new series. Each week, we’ll be featuring short essays by prominent thought leaders, written for a general audience – authors such as Margot Adler, Jim Burklo, Philip Clayton, Andy Crouch, Brian McLaren, Stephen Levine, Michael Lindsay, M. Macha Nightmare, Sarah Pike, Anthony Pinn, Arvind Sharma, Rodney Stark, Chade-Meng Tan, Jim Wallis, and many others.
For details and the calendar of events, please visit:

The Pluralism Project
Harvard University
2 Arrow Street, 4th floor
Cambridge, MA   02138


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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