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Mark Silk

Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service

All Stories by Mark Silk

Right-wing Jews bail on Trump

By Mark Silk — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — The dinner with Ye and Fuentes was a bridge too far.

Two cheers for Michael Gerson

By Mark Silk — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — And may he rest in peace.

Abortion was no dud for Democrats

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — In the midterm election, it was what held back the red wave.

In Indiana, a legal victory for religious liberty over fetal personhood

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon have to reckon with its majority's expansive interpretation of free exercise of religion.

Is antisemitism still the third rail of prejudice?

By Mark Silk — October 28, 2022
(RNS) — Yes, but there's still plenty to worry about.

Will the Supreme Court recognize a religious right to abortion?

By Mark Silk — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — We’ll find out soon enough.

Sukkot, mother of Jewish holidays

By Mark Silk — October 14, 2022
(RNS) — Lesser known than other Jewish holidays, its scope includes the agricultural cycle and the messianic age.

The Herschel Walker case belies the case for religion in politics

By Mark Silk — October 7, 2022
(RNS) — At least when it comes to white evangelicals.

The Hasidic educational standard should meet the old Amish one

By Mark Silk — September 30, 2022
(RNS) — Rather than the current Supreme Court's.

Holding Hasidic schools to account

By Mark Silk — September 25, 2022
(RNS) — The current Supreme Court, where a new New York law is likely to end up, isn't prone to do so.

Yeshiva University is forced to accept an LGBTQ club

By Mark Silk — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — But it’s unclear for how long.

The Christian right’s Faustian bargain

By Mark Silk — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — It goes back 42 years.

Comparing Biden’s student debt plan with God’s own loan forgiveness

By Mark Silk — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — How does the president’s student loan forgiveness plan measure up?

Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they’re still dreaming.

By Mark Silk — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode.

Uh-oh, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of America is a liberal

By Mark Silk — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — His baptizing of a gay couple’s children is only the most recent case in point.
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