Sightings Articles

summer on the quad

Summer Hiatus

A curated Sightings reading list for you during our summer break

June 30, 2021
Protester

Coronavirus | political religion | Roman Catholicism | protests

A Year to Mask and Unmask

What the pandemic has concealed and revealed about the conditions of possibility for our society

June 28, 2021
Cold Cave live in Paris 2018

music | pop culture | religio-secular culture | Religion and Literature

Secular Music in Seven Lessons

Darkwave artist Cold Cave's recent album, "Fate in Seven Lessons," sheds light on the complexities of popular culture's interaction with religion

June 24, 2021
Dr. Manette

Religion and Literature | university life | study of religion | Students | Coronavirus

A Tale of Two Classrooms: Impressions of an Academic Year

Even in extraordinary times, Dickens reminds us to exercise caution around superlatives

June 21, 2021
Juneteenth quilt

Black Church | Judaism | deep solidarity | slavery

Now Let Us Sing! Juneteenth 2021

The deep roots connecting Jewish and Black prophetic witness

June 17, 2021
A road sign with an arrow pointing left has been altered with graffiti to point right

adaptation | Coronavirus | obituaries | imagination

Think Again: Religion in the Wake of the Pandemic

Covid has given us a chance to rethink and reinvigorate our traditions, and we cannot afford to waste it

June 14, 2021
maya ritual

Native Americans | American religion | Death | memorial

Loss and Continuation: Lessons from the Popol Vuh

An ancient Maya tradition on keeping those we've lost alive

June 10, 2021
Israeli Police at Al-Aqsa

political religion | violence | history

What Makes a Conflict "Religious"?

Sometimes our categories conceal more than they reveal

June 7, 2021
Alfred North Whitehead

philosophy of mind | Community | Science | science vs. religion | faith

Alfred North Whitehead and the "Facts"

How an old philosophical trap continues to ensnare us today

June 3, 2021
Spring at Arlington

memorial | america | Civil Religion | hope

America the Imperfect, America the Beautiful

A veteran's reflection on the meaning of Memorial Day

May 31, 2021