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Dear Readers, Starting July 6, Sightings will take a summer hiatus,…

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Last week, American journalists reported on Indian Prime Minister…

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Adelle M. Banks, writing for Religious News Service, noted that "More…

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Redefining Redlining on Chicago’s Southside

By Richard A. Rosengarten

This spring the artist/activist and MacArthur grant recipient Amanda…

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The Prophetic and the Pragmatic in Cornel West

By Russell P. Johnson

Cornel West, the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological…

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By Curtis J. Evans

This summer, Chicago will host the Parliament of the World’s…

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By Russell P. Johnson

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The Symbolism of a Kiss?

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