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Spiritual Politics

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.
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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.

The Southern Baptist and Catholic sexual abuse crises, compared

By Mark Silk — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — Very different religious bodies, very similar disgrace.

Dreher’s war, part 2

By Mark Silk — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — The second of two columns on how America’s best-known Orthodox Christian writer looks at the war in Ukraine.

Abortion restrictions v. religious free exercise: Which will win?

By Mark Silk — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — At least one red state is already making room, it seems, for women to successfully make a free exercise claim.

Dreher’s war, part 1

By Mark Silk — April 30, 2022
(RNS) — The first of two columns on how America's best-known Orthodox Christian writer looks at the war in Ukraine.

How much leeway should the Supreme Court give coaches to pray?

By Mark Silk — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Is it their duty to pray on the 50-yard line?
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