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
Playing the anti-Catholic card in the Barrett nomination
(RNS) — Anti-Catholicism in American politics used to be all about Protestants against Catholics. These days, the Catholic right is crying foul, and their opponent is often other Catholic politicians and the pope himself.
With Ginsburg’s seat open, abortion moves to the center of the 2020 election
(RNS) — For both candidates, it’s an issue that they’d prefer not to deal with.
John MacArthur’s COVID-disbelieving church loses round 1
(RNS) — More interesting than the open-and-shut legal case, however, is MacArthur’s own position in the evangelical world and his stance on church-state issues.
How will Joe Biden deal with the abortion question?
(RNS) — For the duration of the Democratic primary season, the abortion issue was off the table. Now that the general election is here, there’s something to talk about.
Joe Biden’s Pauline acceptance speech draws on hope, light and love
It was all about love and light versus darkness.
Trump’s campaign aims at consolidating his Judeo-Christian base
(RNS) — His numbers are up from 2016 among Jews, Latino Catholics and Mormons, but in some quarters there’s a definite lack of enthusiasm.
Trump’s 2020 religious attack on Biden harks back to 1800
(RNS) — Then too, a Democrat was charged with being godless.
Mike Pompeo claims the Judeo-Christian tradition for his agenda — a tradition in itself
(RNS) — Just because it’s been embraced by the religious right doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Pompeo’s rights commission delivers an implicit critique of Trump
(RNS) — A report with a more expansive of human rights than the secretary of state — or his boss — may have anticipated.
Religious exceptionalism gains ground at the Supreme Court
(RNS) — But significant questions remain.
The Supreme Court expands the scope of religious free exercise
(RNS) — And Clarence Thomas gets some company.