Spiritual Politics

What Christian moral theology has to say about Trump’s eligibility for office

By Mark Silk — January 2, 2024
(RNS) — It's akriveia versus oikonomia.

Suppose Adam and Eve had said they were sorry

By Mark Silk — December 28, 2023
(RNS) — Would it have made any difference?

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
(RNS) — But you'd never know it from the latest Pew survey.

On urgent issues, US Catholic bishops should follow the pope’s lead

By Mark Silk — December 4, 2023
(RNS) — Catching up with Francis on climate as well as democracy.

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

By Mark Silk — November 29, 2023
(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?

By Mark Silk — November 21, 2023
(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.

Pope Francis sets the table for the upcoming climate summit

By Mark Silk — November 3, 2023
(RNS) — What he has to say when he gets to Dubai.

The evangelical Christian activist who is now speaker of the House

By Mark Silk — October 30, 2023
(RNS) — Does Mike Johnson’s Bible-based worldview stop at the border?

The evil of holy wars

By Mark Silk — October 24, 2023
(RNS) — It’s a clear and present danger.

The white evangelical march toward climate disaster

By Mark Silk — October 4, 2023
(RNS) — The new PRRI survey shows that fewer and fewer of them consider climate change a crisis.

Religious liberty is becoming a go-to right for everyone

By Mark Silk — September 27, 2023
(RNS) — A legal strategy pioneered by the right has been adopted by the left.

The new Americanism heresy

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — Once again, American bishops are at odds with the Vatican.
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