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June 2, 2014
May 29, 2014
On November 29, 1981, a story in the Chicago Tribune proclaimed: “Hans Küng, one of the world’s most important religious figures, is hero for some and heretic to others.” Küng received coverage in the
May 26, 2014
“What fresh hell is this?” was poet Dorothy Parker’s question when her phone or doorbell rang.
May 22, 2014
Will Boycotting Israel Work? The Challenges of Religion and Ethnic-Nationalism in the Search for a Just Peace — Loren Lybarger
EDITOR'S NOTE: Because today's Sightings focuses on a particularly sensitive issue—the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—I am making an exception to the guidelines on maximum length and use of footnotes so that
May 19, 2014
The Monday editions of Sightings, which I write, usually focus on “public religion” in the United States, while Thursday’s postings, written by various contributors, frequently “go global.” Through the years, how
May 15, 2014
University of Chicago Professor, William Schweiker, said it best: the conference, “God: Theological Accounts and Ethical Possibilities,” was “dedicated to one of the most profound and far-reaching
May 12, 2014
“This is huge.” Emma Green interrupts her own reporting (May 7, 2014) on desertions from Roman Catholic heritage and affiliation.
May 8, 2014
It is said that God drinks coffee in the basement Coffee Shop of Swift Hall, home of the University of Chicago’s Divinity School.
May 5, 2014
“People who believe in the death penalty should be very concerned about this,” warned David B.
May 1, 2014
Can Israel Reinvigorate Jewish Identity At Home and Abroad? A Major Initiative Says "Yes" — David Gottlieb
In an era when massive, top-down fundraising and programming initiatives have fallen out of favor, one such endeavor is about to be unveiled. Its goal: “bringing Israel to Jews and Jews to Israel.”
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