And man created life
By Sholto Byrnes - 21 May 12:33

Does this strengthen or weaken belief in intelligent design?

Judge throws out Sikh holy man libel action
By Dominic Ponsford - 18 May 11:41

Hardeep Singh: "I am delighted and relieved with Mr Justice Eady's ruling which brings an end to a b

Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 May 12:43

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.

Does it matter what our leaders believe?
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 April 15:06

The polite compromise between religion and state has served us well.

The right hand of God
By Sunny Hundal - 24 April 11:54

Christian fundamentalists form a noisy wing of the Conservative Party, and their influence is growin

The deafening silence on veil bans
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 April 13:10

France and Belgium are racing to be the first to ban the burqa. Why wasn't that worth mentioning in

Philip Pullman: between Jesus and Christ
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 15 April 8:07

The author of His Dark Materials has an imaginative sympathy with religious faith that has largely b

Religion is a laughing matter
By Yasmeen Khan - 09 April 13:01

The Infidel shows how comedy can fight prejudice.

Should creationism be taught in British classrooms?
By Michael Reiss - 06 April 11:17

Why schools and universities should encourage debate on evolution -- and how this could benefit scie

One Jewish culture, many voices
By Michael Rosen - 05 April 10:12

Have we really sleepwalked into multicultural segregation? The poet Michael Rosen visits the reopene

Islam can do without Simon Cowell
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 April 11:15

Cowell may or may not convert but all Muslims need to confront the ban too many countries place on apostasy.

Soul of the party
By Slavoj Zizek - 01 April 8:11

St Paul had it right – using religion to rock the foundations of authority.

Of men and monsters
By Terry Eagleton - 01 April 8:11

Acknowledging that wickedness exists doesn’t mean you have to believe in the existence of Satan. And

New Statesman
The Pope, the people and the paedophiles
By John Cornwell - 01 April 8:11

The worldwide scandal of Catholic paedophile priests threatens to become the gravest crisis in the modern history of the Church. As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to visit Britain to beatify Cardinal Newman, we look at the life of this humane Catholic convert

Leader: Methodism, not Marxism
By Staff blogger - 01 April 8:11

A secular state is essential but faith still has an important role to play in the public sphere.

Altared states
By Will Self - 22 February 8:15

Like most people in modern, secular Britain, Will Self
is not a believer. Yet he still feels awed a

God botherers
By Mark Watson - 18 February 7:09

There's "probably no God", apparently. I read it on the back of a bus last year, courtesy of an advertisement paid for by the British Humanist Association.

Koestler: the Indispensable Intellectual
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 18 February 7:09

Koestler’s life and death have been the stuff of lurid speculation. But, as a new biography shows, h

Doing it for ourselves
By Salma Yaqoob - 15 February 8:15

Muslim women are talked about by others in the west as if they are powerless victims, in need of res

Strange death of Methodist England
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 February 17:44

The announcement by the President of the Methodist Conference, Rev David Gamble, that he would be pr

Dalia Mogahed - extended interview
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 February 11:22

A longer version of this week's NS interview with the advisor to Barack Obama.

Keeping it real: life as a "cultural adviser" to EastEnders
By Yasmeen Khan - 12 February 10:14

With plot-lines where planes destroy entire villages and wives bury abusive husbands under patios, soap and realism may seem like odd bedfellows.

The NS Interview: Dalia Mogahed, adviser to Barack Obama
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 February 9:26

“Corny as it may sound, I am proof of the American dream”

Good Muslim, bad Muslim
By Tariq Ramadan - 12 February 9:26

Tariq Ramadan argues for a new understanding of what it means to be a “moderate” Muslim.

The great divide
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 February 9:12

Don’t know your Sunnis from your Shias? You are not alone, but their conflict will shape the future

The lost Muslim generation
By David Blanchflower - 11 February 7:09

The jobless rate for young, unqualified Muslims is approaching 40 per cent.

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West
By Ziauddin Sardar - 11 February 7:09

Predictions of a Muslim takeover of Europe reproduce the worst sorts of orientalist prejudice.

Leader: Britain has nothing to fear from Islam
By Staff blogger - 11 February 7:09

British Muslims, alienated, frustrated and under siege, need our support.

Radical departure
By Ed Husain - 11 February 7:09

Ed Husain is a former Hizb ut-Tahrir member who has
campaigned against the ideology of Islamism. B