MTA will co-publish ebook anthology on Charity, Futurism & Religion - send in your essays


The Mormon Transhumanist Association will co-publish an ebook anthology in Spring 2015, tentatively titled:

The Poorest of the Poor will find Pasture - religion, the future, and the charitable impulse

The first line of the title is from Isaiah 14:30 (New International Version). The prophet is forecasting a future in which poverty is eradicated. Isaiah - messenger of the Deity - foretells an end to economic inequity because God is outraged by the injustice:

“What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?” declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. Isaiah 3:15

The anthology seeks submissions that explore this topic in 1,000-2,500 words. We’re looking for scriptural analyses from any religion, transhumanist predictions supported by statistics, neurological definitions of empathy, and anything else that directly or obliquely qualifies. Deadline is December 15, 2014.

Editors of the project are Alex McGilvery, Dorothy Deasy, Ben Blair and Hank Pellissier.

Alex is a pastor at Northminster Memorial Unity Church in Flin Flon, Canada. He is also a novelist, an editor, and VP of the Brighter Brains Institute ( BBI will be co-publisher of this anthology).

Dorothy Deasy is a writer who has spoken at several MTA conferences. She is Secretary of the MTA, Secretary of the Christian Transhumanists, and a Board member of Brighter Brains Institute.

Ben is a filmmaker in Oakland, California. He is an MTA member, an essayist, and a contributor to the MTA/BBI crowdfund campaign to help orphans in Uganda.

Hank Pellissier is the MTA’s Manager of Humanitarian Activities and the program director of BBI.

Please send questions & submissions to [[email protected]]