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June 18, 2015
American consumer spending growth has been unusually slow since the Great Recession of 2007-2009.
June 15, 2015
Almost a year ago Sightings explained to readers why this column had devoted so little attention to one of the dramatic religious stories of our time: the abuse of children by Roman Catholic celibate males.
June 8, 2015
Bowling Alone and American Grace famously brought author Robert Putnam and wide readerships together.
June 1, 2015
This now-passing spring we have heard and seen changes in the religious spheres, which get described as “stunning,” “startling,” and more.
May 28, 2015
James J. Tissot (1836-1902), a French artist best known for his paintings of society and fashion, produced a series of images restaging the parable of the Prodigal Son in 1880s England. 
May 25, 2015
Paul Raushenbush has dropped two “c’s” from his famed Christian-theologian-minister great-grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch’s name, but he reflects the ancestor’s tradition, captures some of his spirit, and l
May 21, 2015
India today is experiencing a powerful wave of censorship of literary texts, films, and artworks.

Author: Wendy Doniger
May 14, 2015
Too often, interfaith programs fail to attract broad participation and have little social impact. One major reason for this is that they tend to take place in an echo chamber of religious progressives.

Author: Joseph DeMott
May 11, 2015
Sightings of religion-related stories among members of Sioux tribes in South Dakota, one would think, could be beyond the scope of the national media, yet two independent stories win space this week on the front pages of


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