Responding to an exposé of gay priests in the Vatican by an Italian magazine, the cardinal orders ho
The former government minister turns down the post, citing a detached retina, and heads for Strictly
The rise of Rick Warren and the mega-church Bible Belt has boosted Palin's presidential ambitions.
A longer version of this week's NS interview.
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
The United States, Turkey and India all have secular constitutions. However, none of them contains the definitive "secularism". There is no such thing.
The French sociologist Auguste Comte attempted to reconcile suspicion of religion with sympathy for
The Archbishop of Canterbury talks about religious longing,
how the Church of England enriches soc
Secularism became a vital part of the Indian constitution after independence, but it is now under th
We like to think that religion counts only when we need to choose a good school for our children. Ye
“Secularism means everybody is infallible except the Pope. Crazy”
Ann Widdecombe must choose between the reality show and becoming Britain’s ambassador to the Vatican
This magazine has been committed to the values and principles of secularism and free inquiry ever since its foundation in 1913.
“Don’t panic!” says distinguished Cambridge academic.
It’s time to move on from pettiness and prurience.
Amid the baroque splendour of Westminster Cathedral, headquarters of England's national Church for more than 250 years, preparations are continuing apace for the Pope's state visit this September.
Religion is an easy target for atheists, but, as Tim Parks discovered, there’s no escaping that ther
“Islam is exempted from scrutiny – and spreading fast”
Telegraph religion editor leaves paper after two years
There is something of the pantomime to recent debates concerning science and religion, the question of their compatibility answered with alternating choruses of "Oh no they aren't" and "Oh yes they are".
You argue in your new book that John Henry Newman continues to speak to us from beyond the grave. Why should we be interested in this mid-19th-century Catholic convert?
Misconceptions and fears about sharia.
The instances of real extremism receive most attention, and are then taken to represent everyone and
Never do we stop to ask precisely what we mean by Islamism.
It is patriarchy rather than religion that oppresses women across the world.
A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of the niqab and the burqa. Why have the Continent’s political leaders, confronted by economic and social malaise, declared war on a piece of cloth?
Does this strengthen or weaken belief in intelligent design?
Hardeep Singh: "I am delighted and relieved with Mr Justice Eady's ruling which brings an end to a b
My first thought, on picking up the latest book by Ian Buruma, was that it is a very slim volume to bear the weight of so heavy a title.