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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tariq Ramadan
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:46

The radical reformer.

Ayatollah Khomeini
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:44

Shia cleric and symbol of the Iranian Revolution.

Sayyid Abul-A’la Maududi
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:42

The Islamist politician and leader of the righteous vanguard.

Ali Shari‘ati
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:40

The revolutionary.

Sayyid Qutb
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:37

The Islamist.

Hassan al-Banna
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:34

The schoolteacher and founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Muhammad Iqbal
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:27

Pakistan's national poet and the most eloquent proponent of Islamic modernism.

Muhammad Rashid Rida
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:25

Defender of the faith and key advocate for the Caliphate.

Muhammad Abduh
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:23

The reformer.

Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:21

The prime mover in the Islamic renaissance.

Ten most influential modern Islamic intellectuals
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:19

Modern Muslim intellectualism in ten simple steps.

Signs of Shia courage
By Sayed Mahdi Al-Modaressi - 05 February 8:38

Despite the latest wave of suicide attacks in Iraq, millions of Shia Muslim pilgrims continue to flood to the shrine of Hussein in Karbala.

The importance of myth
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 January 12:34

Howard Jacobson defends “Creation”

Vatican criticises Avatar
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 January 18:38

Ecology is not a religion, warns the Holy See

Spiritual awakening
By William Dalrymple - 17 December 7:06

Globalisation has been good for gods in the Indian subcontinent. As the region has remade itself, it