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Spiritual Politics

Two cheers for Michael Gerson

By Mark Silk — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — And may he rest in peace.

Abortion was no dud for Democrats

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — In the midterm election, it was what held back the red wave.

In Indiana, a legal victory for religious liberty over fetal personhood

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon have to reckon with its majority's expansive interpretation of free exercise of religion.

Is antisemitism still the third rail of prejudice?

By Mark Silk — October 28, 2022
(RNS) — Yes, but there's still plenty to worry about.

Will the Supreme Court recognize a religious right to abortion?

By Mark Silk — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — We’ll find out soon enough.

Sukkot, mother of Jewish holidays

By Mark Silk — October 14, 2022
(RNS) — Lesser known than other Jewish holidays, its scope includes the agricultural cycle and the messianic age.

The Herschel Walker case belies the case for religion in politics

By Mark Silk — October 7, 2022
(RNS) — At least when it comes to white evangelicals.

The Hasidic educational standard should meet the old Amish one

By Mark Silk — September 30, 2022
(RNS) — Rather than the current Supreme Court's.

Holding Hasidic schools to account

By Mark Silk — September 25, 2022
(RNS) — The current Supreme Court, where a new New York law is likely to end up, isn't prone to do so.

Yeshiva University is forced to accept an LGBTQ club

By Mark Silk — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — But it’s unclear for how long.

The Christian right’s Faustian bargain

By Mark Silk — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — It goes back 42 years.

Comparing Biden’s student debt plan with God’s own loan forgiveness

By Mark Silk — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — How does the president’s student loan forgiveness plan measure up?

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.

Uh-oh, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of America is a liberal

By Mark Silk — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — His baptizing of a gay couple’s children is only the most recent case in point.

The Webb telescope vs. young Earth creationism

By Mark Silk — July 21, 2022
(RNS) — The Webb telescope's images have elicited faith-based comments that Galileo might recognize.
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