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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

Racial identity follows in the footsteps of religious identity

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

April 12, 2021

(RNS) — A court bent on finding an absence of neutrality can always find something.

The hollowing out of American religion

April 5, 2021

(RNS) — Its consequences for American politics are hard to exaggerate.

Why the Equality Act is no big threat to religious freedom

March 25, 2021

(RNS) — If push comes to shove, expect the Supreme Court to step in.

The purity culture of Robert Aaron Long’s church

March 22, 2021

It’s not just about sex.

The Vatican tries to hold back the tide on same-sex blessings

March 15, 2021

(RNS) — But the Vatican is already up to its ankles.

The religion of Trump’s Lost Cause

March 5, 2021

(RNS) — Its roots are in the Civil War.

Being pro-choice doesn’t necessarily make Biden a bad Catholic

February 27, 2021

(RNS) — But he could do more to make the case.

Biden needs to restore Obama rule for faith-based organizations

February 22, 2021

(RNS) — Given what’s at stake for families, faith-based regulations about social service organizations should not take years to put in place.

Democratic values compete with Buddhist ones in Myanmar

February 13, 2021

(RNS) — Democracy is making inroads, but the tradition of karmic kingship persists.

Jewish leaders need to step up on climate change

February 3, 2021

(RNS) — The Jewish world’s environmentalist engagement of three decades ago is overdue for a revival.

The civil religious cleansing of Washington

January 21, 2021

(RNS) — The Biden inauguration sought a restoration.

The end of the pro-Christian presidency of Donald Trump

January 19, 2021

(RNS) — No president in American history has so overtly devoted himself to appealing to evangelical Christians. It wasn’t enough.

The desecration of the House

January 8, 2021

(RNS) —The sacrilege lay not in the invasion of the Capitol but in the fact that it had been incited by the president of the United States.

Georgia’s Black-Jewish campaign is the latest chapter in an old story

January 4, 2021

(RNS) — The experiences of the two communities in Atlanta have run parallel since the Civil War.

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