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

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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.

With Ginsburg’s seat open, abortion moves to the center of the 2020 election

September 19, 2020

(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

September 14, 2020

(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?

September 4, 2020

(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

August 21, 2020

It was all about love and light versus darkness.

Trump’s campaign aims at consolidating his Judeo-Christian base

August 18, 2020

(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

August 11, 2020

(RNS) — Then too, a Democrat was charged with being godless.

Mike Pompeo claims the Judeo-Christian tradition for his agenda — a tradition in itself

August 5, 2020

(RNS) — Just because it’s been embraced by the religious right doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

The war over in-person church continues

July 28, 2020

(RNS) — In the court’s latest church reopening case, the culture warriors suffer a setback.

Pompeo’s rights commission delivers an implicit critique of Trump

July 17, 2020

(RNS) — A report with a more expansive of human rights than the secretary of state — or his boss — may have anticipated.

Trump’s limp response to Uighur persecution

July 14, 2020

(RNS) — The greatest abuse of religious liberty in the world today should incur a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

Religious exceptionalism gains ground at the Supreme Court

July 9, 2020

(RNS) — But significant questions remain.

The Supreme Court expands the scope of religious free exercise

June 30, 2020

(RNS) — And Clarence Thomas gets some company.

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