After the recent week(s) in which media gave more attention to religion than at almost any other time, our Sightings resources this week include no reference to religion, though their subject will have enormous consequences
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April 6, 2015
April 2, 2015
Water is essential to biotic existence, and it is not a value-free substance, even as the availability of fresh, clean water is often taken for granted in the United States.
March 30, 2015
“It is strange that healing is absent from medical discourse today. Cure, resolution, recovery, and rehabilitation retain semantic currency; you can find these words throughout the medical textbooks and
March 26, 2015
March 23, 2015
“Firing Up America” could refer to any number of incendiary subjects, and the cover illustration on The Economist (March 14) doesn’t help much in sorting: it shows an American flag whose stripes are
March 19, 2015
Arising out of the 1970s Black/Brown youth-cultured streets of the South Bronx, Hip Hop has emerged to signify a religious and civic politics of human storytelling in the service of undoing deleterious police actions, which are v
March 16, 2015
The Jubilee of the Selma marches of 1965 attracts veterans of those marches who are now labeled "foot soldiers" in the Civil Rights experiences in the small Alabama city.
March 12, 2015
Fifty Years After Selma: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Create a Moral Vision of Education -- Corey D. B. Walker
“I have always thought what is needed is the development of people who are interested not in being leaders as much as developing leadership among other people.” - Ella J. Baker
March 9, 2015
“Religion in American (etc.) Public Life” is our rubric and we sight references to it at least weekly.
March 5, 2015
Nigeria's Presidential Election: Will the Muslim Challenger Defeat the Christian Incumbent? by Debra Erickson
Out of a region usually granted just one story at a time, reports from Nigeria have multiplied in recent months, and little of it is encouraging.
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