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September 27, 2002
A secular form of apocalyptic mythologizing, an anachronistic analogy, and debilitating denial make Philip Jenkins’ “The Next Christianity” a poor piece of public prophecy.
September 25, 2002
Over the past twelve months, Islam has been the religion of concern in the American media. The scandals of the Catholic and Baptist Churches have taken some attention away, but understandably journalists have been assessing the role of Islam in local, national, and global societies.
September 19, 2002
Last week in West Georgia, the highly publicized Republican run-off for U.S. House District 11 raised valid questions regarding the public's perception of religion and politics.
September 16, 2002
The Catholic one-fourth of America is easy to find when one does "Sightings." Catholic sociologists and polltakers are bringing to view attitudes, opinions, and stances that range far beyond anything that can be comprehended in the current crisis.
September 12, 2002
Yesterday was a solemn time of remembrance and mourning in our nation, the first anniversary of September 11, 2001. Bells, and silence, tolled from the three disaster sites in Pennsylvania, Washington, and New York, and in ceremonies across the U.S. The world also joined us in marking this massacre as our flag was displayed and lowered alongside those of our neighbors and allies. 

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September 9, 2002
 HYPERLINK "http://www.chronicle.com" The Chronicle of Higher Education, which gives ever more coverage to religion in the academy, gives space to it in its September 6 issue, "One Year Later." Samples: Kenneth W.
September 6, 2002
Momentum is building for a war with Iraq. The Bush Administration has been leaking information to, among other things, measure public opinion and uncover what questions a war with Iraq would provoke. 
September 6, 2002
Momentum is building for a war with Iraq. The Bush Administration has been leaking information to, among other things, measure public opinion and uncover what questions a war with Iraq would provoke. 
September 3, 2002
The two Sightings reporting on reservations about or criticisms of war with Iraq drew by far the largest response in the history of this e-mail column. By design, every one of my columns fits on one printed page. This time I’ll go on longer, to give respondents a hearing and an outlet, and other readers a chance to sample what people have to say.
August 30, 2002
As an inhabitant of a religiously vibrant city in a religiously vibrant nation, my "sightings" of religion in public life often come from the street. Lately my husband and I have been watching the tract war between Jews for Jesus and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC) heat up once again.

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