A godly future embracing respect, love, faith, truth, justice, compassion, sustainability & diversity.
There are many millions of souls who are walking towards Zion. There are the existing public figures that we love and cherish, and countless "behind the scenes" quiet achievers whose contributions are not unnoticed in the heavenly realm. By faith we accept that God loves us and where we walk in communion with God we can make the world a little bit better today than it was yesterday. These are links to other websites that you might find useful. If you know of other websites that are updated fairly regularly with encouraging and inclusive content, then feel free to suggest its inclusion on this list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tikkun is a US network of interfaith spiritual progressives that has recently added a discussion forum to their suite of strategies: http://www.tikkun.org/
Ekklesia is a "think-tank and news service that promotes radical theological ideas in public life". The site is usually updated daily: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk
Thinking Anglicans is useful for finding links or comments that cover a range of perspectives within the Anglican/Episcopal Communion (there are websites that only publish that which supports their personal agendas and try to suppress that which is different). The site is updated fairly regularly: http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/
It's always worth keeping an eye on what the Catholics are saying: http://www.catholicnews.com/
In the US there is Sojourners http://www.sojo.net/ which is a progressive Christian site for commentary on faith, politics and culture.
Three Jewish websites that I enjoy are: http://www.chabad.org/ http://www.torah.org and http://www.algemeiner.com/ . The sites are updated fairly regularly and the content is generally in an accessible style. Christians might be surprised to see Jewish sites, but understanding Jewish interpretations of Torah often provides insights into Jesus' own teachings and choices (remember Jesus was born and bred a Jew). . The sites are updated fairly regularly and the content is generally in an accessible style. Christians might be surprised to see Jewish sites, but understanding Jewish interpretations of Torah often provides insights into Jesus' own teachings and choices (remember Jesus was born and bred a Jew).
I recently found an online Islamic website, which has an interfaith page, see http://www.islam-online.net/english/index.shtml
Many people underestimate the reasoning that enabled South Africa's people to end Apartheid and start their early tentative steps towards a more hopeful future. The core teachings continue in the mission of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre which is "to nurture peace by promoting ethical, visionary, and values-based human development". www.tutu.org
Another interesting website is Science and Theology News: www.stnews.org
Having computer access to the bible helps one to find the relevant passages more quickly or to do a word search to cover similar ground to get a more integrated understanding of God's vision e.g. do a word search on justice, alien, afflicted. If you do not yet have a computer bible, a good online bible website is http://www.biblegateway.com/ . The other particularly good thing about this site is that the different versions are available e.g. King James, New International Version.
This website is being included purely for sentimental reasons. Micah Challenge is a global Christian campaign working to be a prophetic and powerful voice for and with the poor and oppressed in communities around the world. See http://www.micahchallenge.org.au/