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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

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.

The SBC’s critical race theory debacle

December 29, 2020

(RNS) — Once the SBC sees systemic racism, it’s a slippery slope to feminism, climate change and LGBTQ rights.

Barr the executioner

December 21, 2020

(RNS) — The departing attorney general seemingly went out of his way to reject his church’s teaching on the death penalty.

In Trump they trust

December 11, 2020

(RNS) — The ‘hold your nose and vote’ theory of why white evangelicals went for Donald Trump is in shambles.

The Supreme Court ups the ante on religious liberty

December 3, 2020

(RNS) — With a new conservative majority on the court, the free exercise clause is due for an upgrade.

Biden, second Catholic president, exacerbates US bishops’ divisions

November 25, 2020

(RNS) — A new working group takes the lead in taking on pro-choice Biden.

After religious liberty speech, Alito seems poised to kill off Scalia decision

November 16, 2020

(RNS) — After three decades, the late justice’s notorious free exercise decision is on the chopping block.

In a less religious country, Biden gained ground with religious voters

November 11, 2020

(RNS) — Faith outreach on the Democratic side cranked up a notch, closing the God gap just enough.

The Trumpian breach of faith

November 4, 2020

(RNS) — Imagining what Theodore H. White would have made of the making of the president 2020.

The nondenominational Donald

October 28, 2020

(RNS) — The president discovers that his Presbyterianism was so 20th century.

Jewish voters edge further away from Trump

October 22, 2020

(RNS) — Republican politicians — Trump above all — have failed to grasp that Israel policy has never had much impact on the voting behavior of American Jews.

White Catholics could be key to a Biden victory

October 11, 2020

(RNS) — For Biden, the swing shown in a new poll has everything to do with reconstructing the ‘blue wall’ that collapsed in 2016.

Trump in the belly of the whale

October 4, 2020

(RNS) — Will President Trump’s hospital stay change his approach to COVID-19?

Playing the anti-Catholic card in the Barrett nomination

September 27, 2020

(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.

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