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Summer Hiatus

By The Editor

Dear Readers,   With the close of June comes our traditional summer…

June 30, 2021

A Year to Mask and Unmask

By William Schweiker

To note a truism: it has been a difficult, trying, sometimes…

June 28, 2021
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Secular Music in Seven Lessons

By Matthew Vanderpoel

Popular music and media have long found themselves at the center of…

June 24, 2021
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A Tale of Two Classrooms: Impressions of an Academic Year

By Richard A. Rosengarten

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. To a notable…

June 21, 2021
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Now Let Us Sing! Juneteenth 2021

By Johari Jabir

Now let us sing Sing til the power of the Lord come down Lift up your…

June 17, 2021
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Think Again: Religion in the Wake of the Pandemic

By Cynthia G. Lindner

A year ago, as COVID-19 was surging and the US death toll was rising,…

June 14, 2021
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Loss and Continuation: Lessons from the Popol Vuh

By Alexus McLeod

Over 600,000 people in the United States alone have died of Covid-19…

June 10, 2021
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What Makes a Conflict "Religious"?

By Russell P. Johnson

A month ago, violence broke out at al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem…

June 7, 2021
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Sighting Religion in the Public Square

Through the eyes, ears, and keyboards of a diverse group of writers, Sightings displays a kaleidoscope of religious activity: a reflection of how religious currents are shaping and being shaped in the world.