Should We Watch Videos of Racialized Police Violence?
If we choose to watch depictions of brutality, we must do so keenly aware of the moral costs, benefits, and risks.
February 9, 2023
What Makes a Conflict "Religious"?
Sometimes our categories conceal more than they reveal
June 7, 2021
May 4, 1970: Kent State at 50
Reflections on the 1970 Shootings at Kent State University and Jackson State College
May 4, 2020
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
Love Your Enemies: Moral Absurdity or Genius?
The Autumn 1942 issue of Christianity and Society published an article by Reinhold Niebuhr that began: “In times of social and political conflict there are always Christians who obscure the very genius of the New Testament conception of love by their...
July 13, 2017
Dylann Roof, the Radicalization of the Alt-Right, and Ritualized Racial Violence
Dylann S. Roof, the self-professed white supremacist known infamously as the “Charleston church shooter,” was convicted last month of killing nine black churchgoers at (Mother) Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolin...