Sightings Articles

burning books

political correctness | political partisanship | censorship

Fahrenheit 451 Redux: Free Thinking in the Present?

Enough with champions of the right and the left, the book burners and those of cancel culture: the present moment calls for a few more firemen like Ray Bradbury.

November 18, 2021
conspiracy wall

conspiracy theories | humanness | political partisanship | power differentials

Conspiracy Theories and Human Psychology

The unsettlingly normal cognitive roots of outlandish explanations

September 9, 2021
Warnock

Black Church | liberation theology | political partisanship | culture wars

Raphael Warnock and the Ongoing Legacy of Black Liberation Theology

The myth of a monolithic Black theology at the heart of political scare tactics

April 5, 2021
cartoon

political partisanship | political parties | political religion

Party On, America?

The concept of loyalty offers hope for our democracy—but only a loyalty that transcends party spirit

November 23, 2020

church leadership | denominationalism | political parties | political partisanship | religious affiliation

Pastors and Political Choice

“Your Rabbi? Probably a Democrat. Your Baptist Pastor? Probably a Republican. Your Priest? Who Knows.” This grabbing headline atop a recent New York Times story by Kevin Quealy promised a splashing wade into the controversial waters marked “politics ...

June 26, 2017

democracy | Moral Monday | politics | political partisanship | civic solidarity | theology | public conversation | James Baldwin | Julien Benda | North Carolina | citizenship | society

Thinking Religion and Democracy in Dark Times -- Corey D. B. Walker

I think we must believe it is possible...  - James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time For many scholars and commentators, religion represents a unique challenge to democratic politics. But the challenge does not reside so much in a fundamental...

November 13, 2014