A special issue of the journal Religion has just been published online (open access). The title of the issue is ”Religion at 50: Pasts and Futures”. Click here to see the table of contents and to download separate entry’s. The issue contains an intro and 19 essays (including one by Birgit Meyer, click here). Congratulations to the editors, Steven Engler and Michael Stausberg. A highly befitting format and a great read. The study of religion is a thriving field in which we find partly divergent and party overlapping positions. This calls for further discussions, also with our students. For the future is what we make it to be.