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Image, made available by the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, shows students at a Presbyterian boarding school in Sitka, Alaska in the summer of 1883. (Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia via AP)

Reckoning with Re-education: Christianity’s Role in Native American Boarding Schools

By Mark M. Lambert

Last month the United States Department of the Interior published the…

July 6, 2022
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Weary (and Wary) of Decisions, Opinions, and Polemics? Religious Wisdom Would Like a Word

By Cynthia G. Lindner

When Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the newest Supreme…

July 1, 2022
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Bad Faith History: The End of Roe v. Wade and The Supreme Court’s Myth about Abortion in the United States

By Emily D. Crews

Last week, The United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Dobbs…

July 1, 2022
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Duty! Thou Sublime and Mighty Name

By William Schweiker

§1 The Christian ethicist Paul Ramsey reportedly said that social…

June 28, 2022

Jihad Against Capitalism: FNKSDA and the Islamic Eco-socialist Movement in Indonesia

By Sawyer Martin French

This May, Muslim environmental activists from across Indonesia…

June 22, 2022
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Human Goods, Environmental Evils

By David Barr

All attempts to change the world assume – consciously or…

June 16, 2022
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Thoughts and Prayers

By Russell P. Johnson

When there is a mass shooting in the United States, public discourse…

June 8, 2022
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Centering Lay Leaders in Faith Communities

By Rabbi Joshua Stanton and Rabbi Benjamin Spratt

American Jews no longer look to rabbis for moral guidance. The center…

June 1, 2022
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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.