Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Joan of Arc
By Tom Phillips - 06 September 10:29

The bad-girl of French Catholicism

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Guy Fawkes
By Tom Phillips - 06 September 10:23

Britain's number one conspirator.

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures
By Tom Phillips & Duncan Robinson - 06 September 10:17

The Staggers presents its list of most intriguing and contentious Christians: includes Popes, conspi

Ireland’s shameless cardinal
By Sholto Byrnes - 25 August 11:57

Claudy bombings cover-up shows sorry is the hardest word for the Catholic hierarchy — yet again.

Jinnah — he had a dream
By Akbar Ahmed - 23 August 8:53

The vision of Pakistan’s founding father was a land of many faiths and cultures united in a common p

Is Ramadan a threat to Muslim success at London 2012?
By Tom Phillips - 20 August 16:20

Muslim Olympians will have to decide whether or not they fast during 2012, but will it cost them?

The mosques aren’t working in Bradistan
By Samira Shackle - 20 August 11:49

Bradford's Pakistani community predominantly originates from the Mirpur region. 

Ramadan: your questions answered
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 August 11:34

A brief guide for the curious, the bored, the uninformed and the ignorant.

Losing our religion
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 August 12:29

Who knows about classics and the Bible these days?

One nation undivided under God
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 August 9:20

Up until 2005, Indonesia seemed sure to succumb to a wave of Islamist terror. But, in the post-Suhar

End this liberal hostility to the Pope
By Carla Powell - 06 August 9:01

A fascinating event took place recently in Rome in a palazzo high up on Gianicolo, the hill overlooking the Vatican: the European premiere of a film about Pope John Paul II, presented by none other than Newt Gingrich, former s

Pope snubbed by Scottish Catholics
By Caroline Crampton - 03 August 14:13

Thousands turn down the chance to see the Pope in person, and controversy over costs continues.

Is al-Qaeda racist?
By Michael Mumisa - 30 July 12:53

Barack Obama’s race may have added significance in the “Muslim” terror group’s warped world-view.

Vicar of Rome: gays must come out and get out
By Caroline Crampton - 28 July 17:32

Responding to an exposé of gay priests in the Vatican by an Italian magazine, the cardinal orders ho

Ann Widdecombe rules out Vatican appointment
By Caroline Crampton - 26 July 19:09

The former government minister turns down the post, citing a detached retina, and heads for Strictly

Why you shouldn't write Sarah Palin off
By Rob Blackhurst - 26 July 8:32

The rise of Rick Warren and the mega-church Bible Belt has boosted Palin's presidential ambitions.

Ann Widdecombe - extended interview
By Alyssa McDonald - 19 July 15:20

A longer version of this week's NS interview.

The NS Profile: Rowan Williams
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 19 July 9:03

The last time the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, spoke to the New Statesman, it was at the end of 2008, a year that our writer, James Macintyre, described as "one of the most difficult for Anglicanism si

In defence of secularism
By Terry Sanderson - 19 July 9:02

The United States, Turkey and India all have secular constitutions. However, none of them contains the definitive "secularism". There is no such thing.

Not the messiah
By Alain de Botton - 19 July 9:01

The French sociologist Auguste Comte attempted to reconcile suspicion of religion with sympathy for

Interview: Rowan Williams

The Archbishop of Canterbury talks about religious longing,
how the Church of England enriches soc

Enshrined in law
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 July 8:53

Secularism became a vital part of the Indian constitution after independence, but it is now under th

The God-shaped hole in our lives
By Bryan Appleyard - 19 July 8:08

We like to think that religion counts only when we need to choose a good school for our children. Ye

The NS Interview: Ann Widdecombe
By Alyssa McDonald - 16 July 8:47

“Secularism means everybody is infallible except the Pope. Crazy”

Strictly or the Vatican?
By Caroline Crampton - 15 July 14:41

Ann Widdecombe must choose between the reality show and becoming Britain’s ambassador to the Vatican

Leader: Keepers of the faith
By Staff blogger - 15 July 1:14

This magazine has been committed to the values and principles of secularism and free inquiry ever since its foundation in 1913.

The clash of civilisations will not be with Islam
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 July 13:28

“Don’t panic!” says distinguished Cambridge academic.

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