Governmental recognition of religious liberty is a pressing issue in our current politics.
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May 11, 2017
May 8, 2017
It was not hard for Sightings to spot a topic of importance this week. “How life ends: Death is inevitable. A bad death is not” was on the cover of The Economist (April 29th).
May 4, 2017
Editor's Note: Today's issue is the second in a series of Sightings (perhaps we should say "Hearings," or "Listenings") on the manifold ways in which popular music intersects with religion.
May 1, 2017
The focus of Sightings is on the “public,” as in “public religion,” a concept which often leads to discussion of “church and state” affairs or “religion and public life.” The “private religion” of the sanctuary and temple doe
April 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
A thesis about religion in American public life, which is Sightings’s interest: the “secularization thesis” is helpful when one is explaining change in religious institutions, practices, ideas, and influence.
April 20, 2017
The radical right is increasingly mainstream throughout Europe.
April 17, 2017
Sightings on Mondays cites books, but is not a book-reviewing publication. It does not often revisit previously published columns.
April 13, 2017
Editor's Note: The deaths of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen; the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan; the public feud between then-President-elect Trump and the cast and creators of Hamilton; and other recent events have all served to underscore the significance of music in our public life.
April 10, 2017
Thursday the United States observed the centennial of its entry into World War I, a move which, historians like to say, “changed everything.” The nation lost 116,000 troops while nine million lives were lost worldwide.
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