Forty years ago Americans were stunned by images of North Vietnamese tanks rolling into the heart of Saigon. The Vietnam War had bitterly divided the nation and cost 58,220 American lives.
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June 19, 2014
June 16, 2014
Southern Baptists, present in every state of the union, outnumber Jews in the whole world. Only Roman Catholics outnumber them in the United States.
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
Will Boycotting Israel Work? The Challenges of Religion and Ethnic-Nationalism in the Search for a Just Peace — Loren Lybarger
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
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