"Futurists are about self-fulfilling prophecies; they basically
have a dream and set out to make it come true." Peter Ellyard. 1
"Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not beyond our
control." Edward Kennedy, at the funeral of his brother Robert.
As the third millennium of the Common Era begins, many people are speculating
about the changes that the next decade, century, or millennium will bring. Some
attempt to predict the
future of religion in general, and Christianity in particular This includes members
of the World Network of Religious Futurists (WNRF).
facilitates its members' interaction "with scholars and activists
from around the world who study the future of their religious tradition in
view of world civilization." They maintain a "Future of
Religion Research Page," hold annual conferences, and
issue an annual Earl Award for "outstanding service in advancing
the contribution of world religions to the future of humanity." 2
We have condensed the writings of number of individuals who have
future of religion. Their prophecies cover a wide range of topics -- from
forecasting general church trends, to predicting the collapse of Christianity.