Quad 1937

Summer Hiatus

A curated Sightings reading list for you during our summer break

July 30, 2020

nuclear weapons | religious ethics

Moral Reckoning Under a Mushroom Cloud

How the upcoming 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki might help us better understand and address some of today's most pressing moral dilemmas

July 27, 2020
corona anxiety

Coronavirus | Mental Health

A Normalized Sense of Hopelessness

Making America Great at the Expense of Her Soul

July 23, 2020
Kadir Nelson

George Floyd | politics | Race and religion

The Art of the Social Contract

The art that is helping us see the failures of America's social contract

July 20, 2020

Confederate flag | racism | democracy | politics

Toppling History?

A reflection on the debate about Confederate monuments and the enduring truths that ought to guide us

July 15, 2020
iPhone eucharist

Coronavirus | Technology

Tools for Studying Pandemic Religion

What can we learn from the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) about sighting and understanding religion during and after the pandemic?

July 13, 2020
Star of David

Anti-Semitism | Coronavirus

Hate and Its Elusion

Lessons learned (and lessons needed) about anti-Semitism in the time of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

protests | #blacklivesmatter | George Floyd

The Hypocrisy Juke

Responding when people say “protest this, not that”

July 7, 2020

Islam | pilgrimage | Saudi Arabia | Coronavirus

Halting the Hajj

Exploring the social, political, economic, and religious fallout of this year’s (all but) canceled pilgrimage

July 2, 2020

Islam | Religious Left | political religion

Seeing a Religious Left

Exploring the vibrancy of the religious left and how secularism has hindered our ability to “sight” it

June 29, 2020