Reckoning with Re-education: Christianity’s Role in Native American Boarding Schools
American Christians must reckon with colonial history and cooperate with US government's “Road to Healing" initiative.
July 6, 2022
The Problem with Freedom from Religion
Laïcité must reckon with the continuing impact of French colonial history
March 8, 2021
But Who's Counting?
The “Global North” is where most Sightings readers live. In his new book Crusade and Jihad (Yale, 2018), historian William R. Polk includes in this neighborhood China, Russia, Europe, Britain, and America, plus, presumably, “et cetera.” His subtitle ...
June 18, 2018
Gay Prayer in Uhuru Park, or Christianity and LGBT Empowerment in Kenya
While doing preliminary research for a project on religion, homosexuality and LGBT rights in Kenya, July-August 2015, I discovered a different side of the gay debate in Africa—one that so far has received very little attention. Where religion in gene...
February 4, 2016
Nigeria's Presidential Election: Will the Muslim Challenger Defeat the Christian Incumbent? by Debra Erickson
Out of a region usually granted just one story at a time, reports from Nigeria have multiplied in recent months, and little of it is encouraging. Presidential elections scheduled for February 14 were postponed six weeks by the government, ostensib...