Sightings Articles

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
the land of israel

ethics | Debt | Hebrew Bible | social issues | Community

Debt and the Land

The ethics of debt forgiveness have to account for more than just the debtor-creditor relationship

May 27, 2021
mirror on the wall

Community | nationalism | Reinhold Niebuhr | selfies

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: On National Self-Understanding

Can we overcome our collective illusions about ourselves?

May 24, 2021
fan protest

Sports | pop culture | Community | Coronavirus | global church

A Community Near and Far

What the failure of the European Super League can teach religious communities

May 20, 2021
Mask

Coronavirus | ethics | society | social issues

Masks

The social effects of wearing a moral choice on our face

May 17, 2021