January ended with a fifth Sunday, a calendar item that occasionally prompts an appraisal of what gets covered and what public-media assessors of the scene assume their publics will find of interest.
To filter the Sightings Archive, use the form below to search by title, author, or publication date:
February 1, 2016
January 28, 2016
Almost two decades ago, I ended my book Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985 with a question: “Will there be Orthodox women rabbis?” At the start of 2016, media headlines blared
January 25, 2016
Those (of us) who do sightings of religion in public life are schooled to notice not only the “what” of religious phenomena and happenings, but also the “where” of each.
January 21, 2016
During the meeting of Christian Orthodox Primates (heads of local Orthodox churches), which begins today in Switzerland, the participants will show the world whether the unity of the Orthodox Church is more important tha
January 18, 2016
Look at medieval maps of Europe, urges Robert D.
January 14, 2016
“I forgive you.”
January 11, 2016
Those [of us] who are expected to monitor religious trends have reason to find talk of blasphemy a complex challenge to commentators and responsible citizens.
January 7, 2016
Religion in Japan still lags far behind Japanese politics when it comes to gender equality.
January 4, 2016
The New Year bids us do some sighting of the New in the worlds of post-modern, post-religious, post hippie, post “spirituality” sub-cultures.
December 31, 2015
Much could be written, has been written, and still needs to be written about gun violence, the Second Amendment, responsible gun ownership, the gun lobby, and politicians.
Browse by Tag
Browse Sightings Publications by associated tags: