Spiritual Politics

A call for Christian leaders to denounce the Russian Orthodox Church

By Mark Silk — February 22, 2024
(RNS) — Calling out leaders who seem to consider it bad ecumenical manners to tell the Russian patriarch he’s wrong.
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Suppose Adam and Eve had said they were sorry

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How anti-Zionism became anti-Judaism

By Mark Silk — December 19, 2023
(RNS) — Once dismissed by many Jews, Zionism has become part and parcel of the lived experience of Judaism.

Americans are becoming less spiritual as well as less religious

By Mark Silk — December 11, 2023
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On urgent issues, US Catholic bishops should follow the pope’s lead

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(RNS) — Catching up with Francis on climate as well as democracy.

Hindu nationalists notwithstanding, barring caste discrimination is not anti-Hindu

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(RNS) — A new federal court decision said it found no evidence of bias in Cal State’s policy.

Is American media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war biased?

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(RNS) — The difference between U.S. outlets and Israeli ones is a matter of hope.

An American Catholic bishop gets a deserved heave-ho from the pope

By Mark Silk — November 13, 2023
(RNS) — Even under Francis, there’s a limit to what prelates can say.

The Christian hard line on abortion dooms the GOP

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2023
(RNS) — It’s no longer a political question, but a summons to spiritual warfare.
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