(First paragraph) Welcome back to the new issue of Ilahiyat Studies. Regardless of our ethnic, religious, or socio-economic background, the year 2020 has been challenging for all of us. Although theologians, philosophers, and sociologists have warned us that we lived in societies replete with risks, we seem to have turned a deaf ear to those warnings. What has become clear now is that we are not living in a “risk society„ anymore where the crisis was just a potential, but in a society where the crisis has become real. This crisis poses a clear and present danger to our existential security as we have experienced through, earthquakes, drought, and the Covid-19 pandemic, among others. However, there is always hope as certain things keep our hopes and aspirations alive, such as our families, friends, and the things we enjoy doing for ourselves and for the public at large. Let us hope that 2021 will be a better year for the whole world.