The commencement season has commenced, and in some places ended, for this spring. Having read reports of or seen televised ceremonies, we in the public could find inspiration or reasons for despairing.
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May 22, 2017
May 18, 2017
In recent months, there has been a notable uptick in public positions against prejudice being declared by academics.
May 15, 2017
How did the Unitarian Universalist Association, a merger of two most liberal church bodies, escape notice in this column for two decades or so?
May 11, 2017
Governmental recognition of religious liberty is a pressing issue in our current politics.
May 8, 2017
It was not hard for Sightings to spot a topic of importance this week. “How life ends: Death is inevitable. A bad death is not” was on the cover of The Economist (April 29th).
May 4, 2017
Editor's Note: Today's issue is the second in a series of Sightings (perhaps we should say "Hearings," or "Listenings") on the manifold ways in which popular music intersects with religion.
May 1, 2017
The focus of Sightings is on the “public,” as in “public religion,” a concept which often leads to discussion of “church and state” affairs or “religion and public life.” The “private religion” of the sanctuary and temple doe
April 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
A thesis about religion in American public life, which is Sightings’s interest: the “secularization thesis” is helpful when one is explaining change in religious institutions, practices, ideas, and influence.
April 20, 2017
The radical right is increasingly mainstream throughout Europe.
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