A brief guide for the curious, the bored, the uninformed and the ignorant.
Who knows about classics and the Bible these days?
Up until 2005, Indonesia seemed sure to succumb to a wave of Islamist terror. But, in the post-Suhar
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
Thousands turn down the chance to see the Pope in person, and controversy over costs continues.
Barack Obama’s race may have added significance in the “Muslim” terror group’s warped world-view.
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.