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Spiritual Politics

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?

House Republicans dishonor an iconic Florida judge

By Mark Silk — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — The latest in culture-war cancel culture.

Can a public high school coach pray publicly on the job?

By Mark Silk — April 6, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon give an answer.

My Ukrainian teacher

By Mark Silk — March 31, 2022
(RNS) — And why his work matters at the present moment.

Franklin Graham, Russia and the ‘Moralist International’

By Mark Silk — March 21, 2022
(RNS) — The war in Ukraine has made strange bedfellows of the international religious right.

Ukraine offers a middle path between just war and pacifism

By Mark Silk — March 14, 2022
(RNS) — Not that Moscow wants anything to do with it.

Making religious sense of climate change on small islands

By Mark Silk — March 7, 2022
(RNS) — Some Bible believers look to Noah for an approach to surviving climate change.

Religious nationalism and the invasion of Ukraine

By Mark Silk — February 28, 2022
(RNS) — Under Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church has resumed its czarist role as an arm of state policy.

From new Christian right to Christian nationalism, part 2

By Mark Silk — February 22, 2022
(RNS) — And, now on to the 21st century.
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