Sightings: Religion in Public Life

The cliché about polite conversation is that there are two things never to discuss: religion and politics. We at Sightings know better. We seek out and comment on the events, agents, and trends in public life where issues of religion are writ large, in plain view—or are simmering under the surface.

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June 22, 2017:

Of Music and Martyrdom
by Zola Jesus


June 19, 2017:

For Southern Baptists, a Sudden Awakening and Turn on the "Alt-Right"
by Martin E. Marty


June 15, 2017:

Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Sound of Transcendence
by Braxton D. Shelley


June 8, 2017:

Rethinking Blasphemy in Indonesia and the Fiqh Tradition
by Timothy Gutmann


June 1, 2017:

"No One Was Saved": The Beatles and Organized Religion
by Kenneth Womack



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