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Spiritual Politics

How SCOTUS is selectively ‘restoring’ religious liberty

By Mark Silk — April 12, 2021

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

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The purity culture of Robert Aaron Long’s church

By Mark Silk — March 22, 2021

It’s not just about sex.

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

By Mark Silk — March 15, 2021

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

The religion of Trump’s Lost Cause

By Mark Silk — March 5, 2021

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

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

By Mark Silk — February 27, 2021

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

Biden needs to restore Obama rule for faith-based organizations

By Mark Silk — 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

By Mark Silk — February 13, 2021

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

Jewish leaders need to step up on climate change

By Mark Silk — 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

By Mark Silk — January 21, 2021

(RNS) — The Biden inauguration sought a restoration.

The end of the pro-Christian presidency of Donald Trump

By Mark Silk — 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

By Mark Silk — 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

By Mark Silk — 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

By Mark Silk — December 29, 2020

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

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