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

The new Americanism heresy

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — Once again, American bishops are at odds with the Vatican.

After the Birmingham bombing, a Rosh Hashana sermon to remember

By Mark Silk — September 14, 2023
(RNS) — From the rabbi caught in the middle of the road.

Debate outlined GOP presidential candidates’ perilous divisions on abortion

By Mark Silk — August 25, 2023
(RNS) — To be sure, all of them say they're pro-life.

Ohio shows that people want abortion to be legal

By Mark Silk — August 14, 2023
(RNS) — This should not be news.

Will the Supreme Court take up the denial of religious exemptions for unvaccinated schoolchildren?

By Mark Silk — August 10, 2023
(RNS) — A Connecticut case makes it likely.

Indicting Trump’s gospel of truth

By Mark Silk — August 2, 2023
(RNS) — It's at the crux of his latest indictment.

My Harvard diversity story

By Mark Silk — July 31, 2023
(RNS) — Diversity has its challenges — at Harvard and beyond.

The religious evasiveness of GOP presidential candidates

By Mark Silk — July 25, 2023
(RNS) — It’s a long-standing tradition.

Where will SCOTUS draw the line on religious liberty?

By Mark Silk — July 13, 2023
(RNS) — At this point it’s impossible to say.

SCOTUS corrects an old mistake on religious rights

By Mark Silk — July 5, 2023
(RNS) — Liberal justices of the past would applaud a 9-0 decision in favor of religious pluralism.

How Pat Robertson made white evangelicals Republican

By Mark Silk — June 10, 2023
(RNS) — It all began with his 1988 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Utah county protects children from the Bible

By Mark Silk — June 7, 2023
(RNS) — There is precedent for tidying up the Holy Book to make it safe for all.

Choice is the future of religion in America

By Mark Silk — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Judaism lays bare the complexities of American religion’s new regime of choice.

Chaplains in the Texas public schools. Really.

By Mark Silk — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — According to a law passed by the state's Legislature last week.

COVID-19 and the decline of religion in America

By Mark Silk — May 17, 2023
(RNS) — Evidence that in the United States, pandemics depress faith.
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