The Hasidic educational standard should meet the old Amish one
By Mark Silk — September 30, 2022
(RNS) — Rather than the current Supreme Court's.
Holding Hasidic schools to account
By Mark Silk — September 25, 2022
(RNS) — The current Supreme Court, where a new New York law is likely to end up, isn't prone to do so.
Yeshiva University is forced to accept an LGBTQ club
By Mark Silk — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — But it’s unclear for how long.
The Christian right’s Faustian bargain
By Mark Silk — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — It goes back 42 years.
Comparing Biden’s student debt plan with God’s own loan forgiveness
By Mark Silk — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — How does the president’s student loan forgiveness plan measure up?
Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they’re still dreaming.
By Mark Silk — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode.
Uh-oh, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of America is a liberal
By Mark Silk — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — His baptizing of a gay couple’s children is only the most recent case in point.
The Webb telescope vs. young Earth creationism
By Mark Silk — July 21, 2022
(RNS) — The Webb telescope's images have elicited faith-based comments that Galileo might recognize.
When it comes to abortion, no one’s right is absolute
By Mark Silk — July 6, 2022
(RNS) — Defining the unborn child as a legal person does little to resolve the issue.
Teacher-led prayer is back in the public schools
By Mark Silk — June 28, 2022
(RNS) — At least, on the playing field.
A good week for the culture war
By Mark Silk — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court lives up to expectations on guns, education and abortion.
The theological ethicist who didn’t mince words
By Mark Silk — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Remembering a journalistic encounter with James Gustafson.
How Judeo-Christian is the US Constitution?
By Mark Silk — June 15, 2022
(RNS) — There's evidence the Founding Fathers did their best to keep religion out of it almost entirely.
Is American conservatism de-Christianizing?
By Mark Silk — June 8, 2022
(RNS) — No more than usual.
My court evangelical throws in the towel
By Mark Silk — May 31, 2022
(RNS) — From COVID-19 to Uvalde, pastoring a megachurch just became too much for my imaginary friend.
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