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Reporting and commenting on the role of religion in public life.

Zhi sends confucius packing

How Not to Be a Feckless Moral Hustler

By Stephen C. Walker

A topsy-turvy story from the Zhuangzi shows up the limits of noble intentions

April 12, 2021
Zemmour

Islamo-Leftism and Hope, Faith, and Charity in Modern France

By Loriane Lafont

Those demanding adherence to secularism would do well to remember the Christian theological virtues

April 8, 2021
Warnock

Raphael Warnock and the Ongoing Legacy of Black Liberation Theology

By Russell P. Johnson

The myth of a monolithic Black theology at the heart of political scare tactics

April 5, 2021
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Creating a Just Memory of the Pandemic

By Joanna Zabiega

The importance of community art for processing our collective trauma

April 1, 2021

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Ramadan in a Changing World

By Francesca Chubb-Confer

The moon of the fast has come—a blessing!  May the path be kind, fellow-traveler of the fast! I climbed up to the roof to see the moon; My longing sou...

April 15, 2021
Zhi sends confucius packing

How Not to Be a Feckless Moral Hustler

By Stephen C. Walker

Imagine the scene: Liuxia Zhi, a self-made entrepreneur, looked up to by thousands of people, has had his hard-earned afternoon meal interrupted by a ...

April 12, 2021
Zemmour

Islamo-Leftism and Hope, Faith, and Charity in Modern France

By Loriane Lafont

Let us begin by refreshing our memories—although all of this is quite the opposite of refreshing. This now long-lasting polemic started all over again...

April 8, 2021
Warnock

Raphael Warnock and the Ongoing Legacy of Black Liberation Theology

By Russell P. Johnson

“Raphael Warnock hates puppies.” This claim was part of a satirical ad from Raphael Warnock’s 2020 campaign to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. ...

April 5, 2021
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Creating a Just Memory of the Pandemic

By Joanna Zabiega

This is the paradox of the past, of trauma, of loss, or war, a true war story where there is no ending but the unknown, no conversation except that wh...

April 1, 2021
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Time, Plague, and Politics at Passover

By Joshua Feigelson

One of the traditional lessons taught to Jewish children about the Exodus from Egypt is that the first commandment given to the Israelites is not abou...

March 29, 2021
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The Unity of Opposites: Political Theology and the Common Good

By David Barak-Gorodetsky

The elections in Israel two days ago were the country's fourth national elections in the last two years. Several possible factors may account for this...

March 25, 2021
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Dying in America

By William Schweiker

On the date of writing (18 March 2021) some 536,000 Americans have succumbed to Covid-19, while worldwide the number is a staggering 2.6 million death...

March 22, 2021
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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.

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