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February 2, 2015
January 29, 2015
This article was originally published in French in Le Point.
January 26, 2015
The Religion News Service headline, “What’s God Got to Do with Football Devotion? Plenty,” prods me to sight “Sports” this week.
January 22, 2015
Free speech, under attack in France, is also contested in India, where violence ignited by videos or messages deemed “blasphemous” or “insulting” by orthodox Hindus has long been a reality.
January 19, 2015
During the “Religious Revival” in America in the 1950s, observers of “public religion” had little to observe.
January 15, 2015
Isnino Shuriye, a Kenyan woman, recounted to a New York Times journalist her pride as a female genital exciser.
January 12, 2015
The Charlie Hebdo incident: we cannot not sight it and refrain from all comment. It would be redundant to revisit here the obvious aspects of the incident.
January 8, 2015
As expected, marriage and contraception dominated 2014’s domestic religion news headlines. At this time last year, same-sex marriage was legal in fifteen states, plus the District of Columbia.
January 5, 2015
Flashback: 75-plus years ago, growing up in Nebraska, my friends and I looked for something that might give us any kind of bragging rights. We were envious of California, New York, etc.
December 29, 2014
We did not have to squint or wear spectacles to sight this top-of-the-front-page headline on Christmas-past (four days ago!) “Tithing in Reverse” (Chicago Tribune).
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