Sightings Articles

Science | Passover | Easter | human dignity | religious ethics

On Black Holes and Human Significance

Events from recent weeks raise questions about the connection between size (physical or otherwise) and human significance. Of course, there are homey sayings like “good things come in small packages” or “bigger is better” that, truth be told, experie...

April 22, 2019

Euthanasia | dignity | human dignity | Rituals | Spirituality

Euthanasia, Dignity, and “Spirituality Lite”

Those (of us) who value the ethical but are not ethicists have good reason to pay attention to those philosophers, theologians, and, yes, ethicists, whose vocation it is to deal with values, whether these have to do with ordinary problems and dilemma...

July 10, 2017

Corey D. B. Walker | Historically Black Colleges and Universities | Charles H. Long | Ella Baker | democracy | human dignity | segregation | Gustavo Gutierrez | W. E. B. DuBois | Booker T. Washington

Fifty Years After Selma: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Create a Moral Vision of Education -- Corey D. B. Walker

“I have always thought what is needed is the development of people who are interested not in being leaders as much as developing leadership among other people.” - Ella J. Baker American higher education is in crisis. Public conversations on th...

March 12, 2015