Kadir Nelson

George Floyd | politics | Race and religion

The Art of the Social Contract

The art that is helping us see the failures of America's social contract

July 20, 2020
Protest

George Floyd | Race and religion | racism | #blacklivesmatter | protests

Protest and the Raging Messianic

How do our responses to pestilence and protest reflect the value of human life in our religious imagination?

June 5, 2020
MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. | protests | George Floyd | Race and religion

Asking the Right Questions about Riots

Contemplating the questions we should and shouldn't be asking about riots by looking to the example of Martin Luther King Jr.

June 4, 2020
flag

George Floyd | Race and religion | protests | iconoclasm

Protests, Looting, and Iconoclasm

Considering how Christian acts of iconoclasm may illuminate the aims and effects of property damage and looting during protests

June 4, 2020
Art

art | George Floyd | Race and religion

We Need Art to Help Us Heal, Now More than Ever

An invitation to process pain and to heal through the viewing and contemplation of contemporary Black art

June 4, 2020
Vandals

George Floyd | Race and religion | protests

Vandals and the Hands of Christ in the World

Exploring what Christian theology might have to say about the looting and vandalism that has accompanied many protests around the country

June 4, 2020
Pete B

Presidential primary | 2020 Presidential Election | Race and religion | LGBT rights | gay marriage

The Black Church and LGBTQ People: Lessons Learned from #dems2020

Interrogating the intersection of race, religion, and LGBTQ rights in the South Carolina Democratic primary

May 14, 2020
Kent

violence | Race and religion

May 4, 1970: Kent State at 50

Reflections on the 1970 Shootings at Kent State University and Jackson State College

May 4, 2020

Civil Religion | Race and religion | Robert Bellah

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and American Civil Religion

Over the years, several Sightings authors have cited Robert Bellah’s justly famous essay, “Civil Religion in America,” which was published in 1967. A natural point of reference for a publication that aims to identify and characterize the places of re...

January 21, 2019