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April 9, 2018
Newspaper or magazine editors who headline items with words like “General Conference” or “Synod” or “Annual Meeting” know they have to fight for readers’ attention.
April 5, 2018
Facebook has come under fire of late for its actions (or inaction) surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
April 2, 2018
Easter parades survive in classic Hollywood films, on the avenues near cathedrals (which paraders pass but rarely frequent), in peeps, and in song.
March 29, 2018
March 13, 2018, marked five years of both Pope Francis’s pontificate and commentary upon it, with little signs of either flagging.
March 26, 2018
Sightings should perhaps be called “Listenings” this week, as the idea for this column came to me as I listened to a variety of speakers and conversed with other listeners present at a historians’ conference at the
March 22, 2018
When the recently deceased Roger Bannister began running track and studying medicine at Oxford, the four-minute mile had become known as “trackdom’s Holy Grail.” The religious allusion here was hardly accidental.

Tags: sports
March 19, 2018
“How Young Is Too Young for Protest?”—an article by Stephanie Saul and Anemona Hartocollis in the New York Times published the day before the March 14 protest marches against gun violence in a great number of Ameri
March 15, 2018
Editor's Note: This is the fourth and final installment in our series on religion and science fiction.

Author: Ada Palmer
March 12, 2018
I used to teach with or alongside Emmet Larkin, University of Chicago expert on the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, motivated in part to understand Chicago Catholicism, which still numbers a couple hundred thousand people
March 8, 2018
It is worth taking the time to listen to W. E. B. Du Bois’s words from his own mouth.

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