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Spiritual Politics

After Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic standup, here’s the apology that was missing

By Mark Silk — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Boebert refused Ilhan Omar’s request to apologize to her publicly.
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New film offers a portrait of New Orleans, told through its unique jazz funerals

By Mark Silk — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — 'City of a Million Dreams' is based on the book of the same name by renowned New Orlean's journalist Jason Berry.

A Halloween musical mystery: Did sublime Bach sonata end in a dance of death?

By Mark Silk — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — This flutist says yes.

A religious liberty quiz shows readers favor the separation of church and state

By Mark Silk — October 25, 2021
(RNS) — Madison and Jefferson would be pleased.

Your religious liberty quiz

By Mark Silk — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — A gauge of what you think should be the case, not what the law says.

Why calling God ‘they’ shouldn’t upset you

By Mark Silk — October 4, 2021
(RNS) — We've been through such linguistic change before.

Why our preferred pronoun for God should be ‘they’

By Mark Silk — September 29, 2021
(RNS) — Grammatically, if you can say 'you are,' you can say 'they is.'

Resettling Afghan evacuees will be a mammoth job. Churches will be essential.

By Mark Silk — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — A model from Connecticut may be the answer.

Why Jonah is a prophet for our time

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — When the unwilling prophet blames God for his woes, God answers by trolling Jonah.

The fundamentalist who created today’s conservative template

By Mark Silk — August 23, 2021
(RNS) — Meet a New Jersey pastor named Carl McIntire.

Why Jews should support Ben and Jerry’s boycott

By Mark Silk — August 16, 2021
(RNS) — To save, not destroy, the Zionist enterprise.

When redemption fails

By Mark Silk — August 11, 2021
(RNS) — Americans are in thrall to fulfillment, and prophecy is king.

Why file frivolous religious rights cases against COVID protections?

By Mark Silk — August 6, 2021
(RNS) — It's not about the law.
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