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November 9, 2015
The jumbotron at Soldier Field, visible from our condo window, offers a colorful set of images on Sundays when the Chicago Bears are at home.
November 5, 2015
Self-professed atheists are the tip of a vastly larger secular population of nonbelievers and nominal believers.  
November 2, 2015
Newspeople and commentators outside the South ordinarily pay little attention to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
October 29, 2015
Three months ago, on August 10, the High Court of the state of Rajasthan in India ruled against the Jain community’s voluntary practice of meditating without food or water until death.
October 26, 2015
“I hate war!” was a clear denunciation voiced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1936.
October 22, 2015
During Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, several online news outlets, from to, reported a strange incident inv
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.


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