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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

White evangelicals in numerical, political decline

By Mark Silk — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — A lesson from the new PRRI religious census.

The Baptist insights of the man who wrote ‘Robert’s Rules’

By Mark Silk — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — It's time for our democracy to give the man his due.

Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge

By Mark Silk — July 2, 2021
That's a critical take-away from the latest report from the Pew Research Center.

Catholic bishops put Eucharistic politics on a slow burn

By Mark Silk — June 29, 2021
(RNS) — Will the USCCB preclude a national policy barring pro-choice Catholic politicians from Communion?

Supreme Court puts Scalia’s Smith decision on life support

By Mark Silk — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett outlined why it’s time to pull the plug.

The end of the oracular papacy

By Mark Silk — June 16, 2021
(RNS) — Conservative resistance to Pope Francis signals a new era for the Catholic Church.

The bubbas-that-be in the SBC

By Mark Silk — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — How Russell Moore fell afoul of them.

Hat store owner apologizes for the anti-vax yellow Star of David

By Mark Silk — May 31, 2021
(RNS) — She goes where Marjorie Taylor Greene didn't.

The true Republican religion

By Mark Silk — May 26, 2021
(RNS) — It's Trumpianity.

The growing Jewish divide

By Mark Silk — May 14, 2021
(RNS) — Growth is occurring at both the low and the ultra ends of the religious Jewish spectrum.

Connecticut’s religious anti-vaxxers file suit

By Mark Silk — May 4, 2021
(RNS) — Three mothers say a law eliminating the faith exemption for school vaccinations violates their free exercise rights.

Evangelicals are losing their climate skepticism

By Mark Silk — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — No wonder the pushback on President Joe Biden’s climate agenda has thus far been minimal.

Racial identity follows in the footsteps of religious identity

By Mark Silk — April 19, 2021
(RNS) — The blurring of religious identity over the past few decades may be a model for racial identity.

How SCOTUS is selectively ‘restoring’ religious liberty

By Mark Silk — April 12, 2021
(RNS) — A court bent on finding an absence of neutrality can always find something.

The hollowing out of American religion

By Mark Silk — April 5, 2021
(RNS) — Its consequences for American politics are hard to exaggerate.
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