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June 12, 2014
On May 27, 2014, another woman was murdered in Pakistan. Her name was Farzana, she was 25 years old, married, and pregnant. She was killed by twenty members of her family, including her father, brothers, and cousins.
June 9, 2014
Trigger Warning! A few years ago you and I and most people would not have known what that headline meant.
June 5, 2014
The letter’s dateline read: “Yale University, New Haven, Conn., April 30, 1942.”
June 2, 2014
Sightings usually sights religious news and trends with a metaphorical “naked eye.” No one needs a telescope or a microscope to spot most of our topics.
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
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.

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