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May 19, 2016
May 16, 2016
Sightings is commissioned to deal with “religion in/and public life,” an assignment that prompts me to spend time on the concept of “the public.” Doing so is problematic, even risky, but still simpl
May 12, 2016
On May 28, 2010, in Lahore, Pakistan, armed men opened indiscriminate fire at worshippers offering Friday prayers. They killed about 100 people.
May 9, 2016
The scope Sightings uses can be “tele-” (with a focus on the global) or “micro-” (for scoping on things close-up.) Today we focus on the parochial, a word related to “parish,” because often the most revealing themes of
May 5, 2016
Writing from Rochester, NY, a week ahead of the recent New York Democratic Presidential primary, D. D.
May 2, 2016
When in the 1980s Scott Appleby and I were first chartered to deal with one particular public expression of religion, the complex of militant fundamentalisms, we were confronted with a global scene for which we were not prepared.
April 28, 2016
Students and scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines will be familiar with Hilary Putnam.
April 25, 2016
“Pornography” had been the planned Sightings topic today, thanks to a column in Christian Headlines (April 20) by best-selling author and radio broadcaster Eric Metaxas.
April 21, 2016
When most readers survey the media’s analysis of last year’s Paris terrorist attacks, they ask, “Why?” Why do some French-born-and-raised children of immigrants place Islam first and France second?
April 18, 2016
No writer about religion has reason to complain that too little has been happening in “the world of religion.” Daily as we do our “sighting” we find scores of items in international and domestic affairs th
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