WIE sent its staff to Barcelona, Spain, to attend the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions. First held in 1893, this periodic gathering brings together thousands of religious leaders, teachers, activists, and scholars from every corner of the globe to engage in dialogues, seminars, panel discussions, and presentations. WIE went there to get the inside scoop on what the future of the world's religions might be.
In this interview, WIE editor Carter Phipps speaks with religious scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker about the future of religion. Tucker, author of Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase, articulates her energetically optimistic outlook of the current and future necessity of religion. She maintains that the religious traditions, as they grow and evolve to meet the demands of a changing world, will provide the ground from which real leadership—spiritually based and cosmologically oriented—can emerge.
Recorded on: 7/6/2004
Future of Religious Traditions