Mark Silk
Editor, Religion in the News
Director, Leonard E. Greenberg Center, professor of religion and public life Trinity College CT

Religion in the News:

The Anti-War Choir, Religion in the News, Fall 2013

Democrats Find Their Inner None, Religion in the News, Fall 2012

How Mormons and Evangelicals Became Republicans, Religion in the News, Fall 2012
The restorationism of the Second Great Awakening was reactivated in the Reagan Revolution.

It's Baaack..., Religion in the News, Spring 2012

The Month of the Condom, Religion in the News, Spring 2011

The Religion Gap Abides, (with John C. Green) Religion in the News, Spring 2011

The Christian Coalition Revisited, Religion in the News, Summer 2010

The End of the Christian Right, Religion in the News, Winter 2010

Family Ties, Religion in the News, Fall 2009

Our Excellent ARIS Adventure, Religion in the News, Spring 2009

No Saints Need Apply, Religion in the News, Winter 2009 [with John Green]
Evangelical hostility to Mormonism cost Mitt Romney dearly.

How to Pray, Religion in the News, Winter 2009
Religious players in the Obama Inauguration.

Region Matters, Religion in the News, Fall 2008
2008 Presidential and V.P. candidates, through the lens of  "religion by region."

Vatincanese, Religion in the News, Spring 2008

Apologia pro bloga sua, Religion in the News, Winter 2008
The Greenberg Center debuts a new blog on religion and the 2008 election at www.spiritual-politics.org.

The Democrats Get Religion, Religion in the News, Summer/Fall 2007, 
But, journalists ask, are the candidates religious enough?

Potterdmmerung, Religion in the News, Summer/Fall 2007, 

The GOP's Religion Problem, Religion in the News, Winter 2006 [with John Green]

Faith and Values Down the Tube, Religion in the News, Winter 2006 [From the Editor]

The Pope Provokes, Religion in the News, Fall 2006 [From the Editor]

As We Forgive Those..., Religion in the News, Fall 2006
The Amish gift.

Hold the Prayers, Religion in the News, Summer 2006
Harvard heart bypass study lays an egg.

Blogging the Religion Beat, Religion in the News, Winter 2006

Was New Orleans Asking For It?, Religion in the News, Summer 2005

What's in a Name?, Religion in the News, Spring 2005

Why Moral Values Did Count, Religion in the News, Spring 2005
Religion and religious commitment did, indeed, shape the 2004 election. Co-written with John Green.

"Our New Religious Politics," Religion in the News, Winter 2005.

"Shocked, Shocked,"  Religion in the News, Spring 2004.

"Journalistically Ignorant," Religion in the News, Spring 2004.

"Gendering the Religion Gap," Religion in the News, Spring 2004.
Where the swing votes are. Co-written with John Green.

"The New Religion Gap," Religion in the News, Fall 2003.
Co-written with John Green as part of a special supplement, "Religion and the 2004 Election."

"St. Francis to the Rescue" , Religion in the News, Summer 2003

"The GOP Gets Religion" , Religion in the News, Spring 2003

"Our Muslim Neighbors", Religion in the News, Fall 2002

"Church State Entanglement", Religion in the News, Summer 2002.
The shifting terrain of religious freedom and religious establishment.

"The Media vs. the Church", Religion in the News, Spring 2002.
Investigative reporting on the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.

"The Civil Religion Goes to War", Religion in the News, Fall 2001.
Presidential rhetoric and civil religion in times of national crisis.

"Islam is Everywhere", Religion in the News, Fall 2001.
The good, the bad, and the ambiguous in press coverage of Islam after 9-11.

"The Minister, the Rabbi, and the Baccalaureate", Religion in the News, Summer 2001. 
An Atlanta suburb negotiates religious pluralism.

"Faith in Justice: The Ashcroft Fight", Religion in the News, Spring 2001.
Was it kosher to ask the nominee for attorney general about his religion?

"Sacred is as Sacred Does", Religion in the News, Spring 2001.
The religious dimensions of the Middle East crisis rise into view.

"Preacher Joe", Religion in the News, Fall 2000.
Joe Lieberman is first Jew to run on a major party's presidential ticket.

"Taking Stock", Religion in the News, Fall 2000. 
Findings of a survey of recipients of Religion in the News.

"Disestablishing Football", Religion in the News, Summer 2000. 
Supreme Court decision on prayer at high school football games.

"Wars of Religion", Religion in the News, Spring 2000. 
Religion in ethnic conflict.

"The BVM at the BMA", Religion in the News, Fall 1999. 
Some Catholics take offense at 'Sensations' exhibit at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

"A Different Spiritual Politics", Religion in the News, Summer 1999. 
Moving beyond culture wars.

"Something Wiccan This Way Comes", Religion in the News, Summer 1999. 
Wicca practiced at Fort Hood, Texas Army base.

"A Civil Religious Affair", Religion in the News, Spring 1999. 
Civil religion and presidential sex scandal.

"Handling Pedophilia", Religion in the News, Fall 1998. 
Child molestation in the Roman Catholic Church.

"A New Establishment?", Religion in the News, Fall 1998. 
First Amendment religious issues.

"Where Preachers Fear to Tread", Religion in the News, Summer 1998. 
Media moralizing on presidential sex scandal.

"Why Religion in the News?", Religion in the News, Summer 1998. 
The news media and religion.

Books:

Religion by Region  2004-2006
Eight volume book series, edited by Mark Silk.

Religion on the International News Agenda
, 2000
[144-page volume (Acrobat .pdf file)], edited by Mark Silk

Religion and American Politics: The 2000 Election in Context, 2000
[86-page book, Acrobat (.pdf) file], edited by Mark Silk

Religious Persecution as a U.S. Policy Issue, 2000
[64-page book], edited by Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Mark Silk, and Dennis R. Hoover