World Future Society
Orlando, July 13, 2014
Slides: http://www.wnrf.org/orlando14.pdf
Network
Religious
Futurist
Hosted by...
Explore the Future of
Religion
Religious Futurist
7:00 – 8:15 am
Would you like to meet other futurists who are helping their
churches or temples, mosque...
WNRF.org
@WNRFuturists
Religious Futures:
34 year retrospect
1980 First Global Conference on the Future, WFS, Toronto 1980
1981 Religious Futuris...
Excavating the Future
•Sciences
•Historicism
•Progress
•Revelation
•Divination
Wagar, W. W. (1991).
The next three futures...
Recollecting Ourselves
“We need hope, a sense of a future…. If
we wish to know about a person, we
must ask, 'what is your ...
Religious
Futurist
Narratives
1. What is my inner story as a futurist?
2. In what way has my faith enlarged
(or constraine...
15 Provocations
What will shape the future of religion
over the next 10 years? Mark the top
4 “provocations” that you feel...
Sara Robinson
A social futurist, Sara tracks emerging
trends, issues, and solutions to expand
progressives' awareness of t...
Religious
Futurist
Narratives
1. What is my inner story as a futurist?
2. In what way has my faith enlarged
(or constraine...
Sign up to receive notices…
http://www.wnrf.org
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Religious Futurists Network Meeting: Orlando 2014

  1. 1. World Future Society Orlando, July 13, 2014 Slides: http://www.wnrf.org/orlando14.pdf Network Religious Futurist Hosted by Jay Gary, PhD
  2. 2. Explore the Future of Religion
  3. 3. Religious Futurist 7:00 – 8:15 am Would you like to meet other futurists who are helping their churches or temples, mosques or ministries, lead from the future, not just the past? Religious Futurists first gathered at the World Future Society’s conference in 1980. At WorldFuture 2014, we will again have an open gathering for anyone who serves at the intersection of spirituality and futures awareness, as volunteers or full-time. Participants will meet each other and share ideas on the best practices of foresight within spiritual movements. This 75 minute meeting is being hosted by the World Network of Religious Futurists, http://www.wnrf.org
  4. 4. WNRF.org @WNRFuturists
  5. 5. Religious Futures: 34 year retrospect 1980 First Global Conference on the Future, WFS, Toronto 1980 1981 Religious Futurists’ Network (JSAC- NCC) 1987 The Future of Muslim Civilization, by Zia Sardar 1988 World Network of Religious Futurists 1992 The Temples of Tomorrow by Kirby & Brewer 1999 ChristianFutures.com, by Jay Gary & Todd Johnson 2002 Integral Futures, Richard Slaughter, Ken Wilber 2003 Futurizing the Jews, by Moshe Dror & Tsvi Bisk 2006 Regent University, MA & Strategic Foresight, DSL 2008 IFTF, Faith in the Future, Bob Johansen To advance the knowledge & practice of • Futures Studies in Religion • Religious Studies in Futures wnrf.orgRabbi Dr. Moshe Dror (1934-2011) Rev. Dr. Richard Kirby (1949-2009)
  6. 6. Excavating the Future •Sciences •Historicism •Progress •Revelation •Divination Wagar, W. W. (1991). The next three futures: Paradigms of things to come. Praeger.
  7. 7. Recollecting Ourselves “We need hope, a sense of a future…. If we wish to know about a person, we must ask, 'what is your story—your real, inmost story?'--for each of us is a biography, a story. To be ourselves we must have ourselves – possess, if need be re-possess, our life-stories. We must “recollect” ourselves, recollect the inner drama, the narrative, of ourselves. A person needs such a narrative, a continuous inner narrative, to maintain their identity, themselves.” Oliver Sacks The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
  8. 8. Religious Futurist Narratives 1. What is my inner story as a futurist? 2. In what way has my faith enlarged (or constrained) my ability to create the future? 3. What will I take back from World Future 2014 to shape my life work?
  9. 9. 15 Provocations What will shape the future of religion over the next 10 years? Mark the top 4 “provocations” that you feel will most shape your tradition by 2024, whether for good or bad. • Read through it first silently • Turn to a neighbor, share your results & why http://www.jaygary.com/fileseek/downloads/15provocations.jaygary.pdf
  10. 10. Sara Robinson A social futurist, Sara tracks emerging trends, issues, and solutions to expand progressives' awareness of the ways our shared vision of the next America is coming into being. Her particular specialty is the role religion, culture, and other deep cognitive frameworks play in the way individuals and societies imagine the future and choose our strategies to approach and manage change.
  11. 11. Religious Futurist Narratives 1. What is my inner story as a futurist? 2. In what way has my faith enlarged (or constrained) my ability to create the future? 3. What will I take back from World Future 2014 to shape my life work?
  12. 12. Sign up to receive notices… http://www.wnrf.org
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