Spiritual Politics

The new Americanism heresy

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — Once again, American bishops are at odds with the Vatican.
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Ohio shows that people want abortion to be legal

By Mark Silk — August 14, 2023
(RNS) — This should not be news.

Will the Supreme Court take up the denial of religious exemptions for unvaccinated schoolchildren?

By Mark Silk — August 10, 2023
(RNS) — A Connecticut case makes it likely.

Indicting Trump’s gospel of truth

By Mark Silk — August 2, 2023
(RNS) — It's at the crux of his latest indictment.

My Harvard diversity story

By Mark Silk — July 31, 2023
(RNS) — Diversity has its challenges — at Harvard and beyond.

The religious evasiveness of GOP presidential candidates

By Mark Silk — July 25, 2023
(RNS) — It’s a long-standing tradition.

Where will SCOTUS draw the line on religious liberty?

By Mark Silk — July 13, 2023
(RNS) — At this point it’s impossible to say.

SCOTUS corrects an old mistake on religious rights

By Mark Silk — July 5, 2023
(RNS) — Liberal justices of the past would applaud a 9-0 decision in favor of religious pluralism.

How Pat Robertson made white evangelicals Republican

By Mark Silk — June 10, 2023
(RNS) — It all began with his 1988 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Utah county protects children from the Bible

By Mark Silk — June 7, 2023
(RNS) — There is precedent for tidying up the Holy Book to make it safe for all.

Choice is the future of religion in America

By Mark Silk — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Judaism lays bare the complexities of American religion’s new regime of choice.

Chaplains in the Texas public schools. Really.

By Mark Silk — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — According to a law passed by the state's Legislature last week.

COVID-19 and the decline of religion in America

By Mark Silk — May 17, 2023
(RNS) — Evidence that in the United States, pandemics depress faith.
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