Sightings Articles

Barack Obama | Donald Trump | white evangelicals

Progressives: To Take Back the White House, Love Your White Evangelical Neighbors

How Progressives can improve their chances of recapturing the White House in 2020....

September 21, 2017

Barack Obama | Christianity | despair | hope | Islam | Judaism | Jürgen Moltmann | Pope Francis

Many Sightings of Hope

For more than a year I engaged in the visual and oral analog to “fasting.” Fasters discipline themselves not to eat. I chose not to comment on the election campaigns. A digital word-search will find no mention in 50 Monday Sightings of any presidenti...

January 2, 2017

African Americans | Barack Obama | Black Studies | museums | racism | slavery

An Event to Celebrate

September 24, 2016, marked one of the most significant moments in America’s history when its first African American president, Barack Obama, opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the nation’s mall in Washington, D.C. T...

November 10, 2016

Hansen's Disease | leprosy | Fox News | Hawaii | Act to Prevent the Spread of Leprosy | Kalawao | Kalaupapa | Molokai | Saint Damien | Saint Marianne Cope | Barack Obama | Takalani Sesame | HIV | Biblical narratives

Contagious Armadillos: Spreading Leprosy and Archaic Biblical Narratives

The old adage that truth is stranger than fiction is abundantly apparent in recent headlines linking together the disparate words: leprosy, armadillo, and Florida. We can add “religion” to this uncanny trinity of terms.   A number of news outlets h...

October 1, 2015