During Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, several online news outlets, from CNN.com to gawker.com, reported a strange incident inv
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October 19, 2015
Cynics, but not only cynics, like to observe, not always inaccurately, that Christians are never happy unless they are fighting—each other. Certainly, their scriptures have notes of militancy.
October 15, 2015
In May of last year, police in Madison County, Tennessee, made a traffic stop of a kind that has been increasingly common in recent years.
October 12, 2015
A mission of Sightings and the special mission assigned me here is to relate faith and faiths, as mediated by media, to public life.
October 8, 2015
A volunteer English teacher from Canada spends six months teaching English to novices in a temple school in a quiet Northern town, in order to ‘give back’ and pursue an interest in Buddhism.
October 5, 2015
A citizen can look in any direction on almost any day and find confirmation of two observations which have informed many of us who chronicle and comment on inter-group conflicts.
October 1, 2015
The old adage that truth is stranger than fiction is abundantly apparent in recent headlines linking together the disparate words: leprosy, armadillo, and Florida.
September 28, 2015
Breaking News: Pope Francis Visits America! No doubt some news or comment on this event may have reached some of you some of the time last week, unless you do not have any connections to the outside world
September 24, 2015
Buddhism became an everyday religion in Korea during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) after thriving as the National Religion supported by royal families and aristocrats during the earlier Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).
September 21, 2015
The floods of ocean waters in tsunamis occasioned by earthquakes and the floods of humans as refugees occasioned by deathly regimes, revolutions, and food-and-shelter shortages, dominated recent headlines.
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