Europe’s problem with Islam
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 November 15:10

The Swiss vote illuminates a phobia many just don’t admit

Act of supremacy
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 November 16:04

Does the Pope really care if he snubs Rowan Williams?

Who are you calling anti-Semitic?
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 November 17:43

The charge is grave. It must not be misused.

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 November 5:43

The title of this book, by the Guardian's former Middle East editor, makes quite a claim. There is, you note, no question mark.

A giant leap forward for Muslim women
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 November 17:23

World's first female muftis to be appointed next year

Goldman boss says he does "God's work"
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 November 10:07

Who does he think he's kidding?

"Jesus was a lefty"
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 November 17:37

So says a Daily Mail star writer. Why will that annoy lefties so much?

Since the dawn of time
By Dan Jones - 05 November 5:55

Two hundred years after Darwin’s birth, scientists still can’t agree on whether evolution and religi

Suicide attacks are un-Islamic
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 November 5:55

There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to

It's official: faith in science is a belief
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 November 15:43

New legal ruling places it in the same category as religion

Jewish: or just Jew-ish?
By Sholto Byrnes - 27 October 12:30

Furore over faith school discrimination

Question Time BNP: Disgusted -- but by Griffin's fellow panellists
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 October 14:10

They had the opportunity to show themselves to be better. And they blew it

Which Islam are you afraid of?
By Sholto Byrnes - 21 October 14:43

Fear and obsession narrow the mind

Political neutrality and the Jewish Chronicle
By Julian Kossoff - 14 October 17:06

Is the voice of Anglo-Jewry cosying up to the Tories?

An ape on a cross and a black Jesus
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 October 14:51

Will Christians find these works blasphemous?

Veils of ignorance and fear
By Sholto Byrnes - 07 October 19:36

What does loathing of the hijab really mean?

Beware of the yogi man
By Sophie Elmhirst - 01 October 8:13

He's just about as big as the Beatles, said one pilgrim. In fact, Swami Ramdev - yoga guru, self-proclaimed healer, celebrity - is probably bigger.

Is God dead?
By Sholto Byrnes - 29 September 15:39

The question that scandalised America

A very political monk
By Sholto Byrnes - 25 September 19:01

Why do we think the Dalai Lama is a living saint?

Poland's forgotten Jews
By Sholto Byrnes - 24 September 11:52

The vanished world of Singer's Warsaw

Death of a terrorist
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 September 17:24

Noordin Top, leader of al-Qaeda in the Malay Archipelago, has been shot dead in Indonesia. But there

Gross National Unhappiness
By Sholto Byrnes - 15 September 20:13

Sarkozy and Stiglitz say we should measure well-being instead of GDP. Bhutan shows how it can all go

Could you forgive Mugabe?
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 September 14:46

Zimbabwe's president shows no sign of going. How does this "devout Catholic" square his crimes with

Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation speech
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 September 15:33

Listen to him – even if you can’t stand him

Irreligious freedom
By Sholto Byrnes - 07 September 17:56

Should the right not to be offended have a place in the statute book?

Age of Homo religiosus
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 September 8:19

Our annual God issue is always a bestseller, yet there are many NS readers who think we should have

Q&A: Ophelia Benson
By George Eaton - 21 July 12:04

The co-author of the new book Does God Hate Women? discusses patriarchy, the burka and capitalism

The Case for God: What Religion Means
By Sholto Byrnes - 16 July 11:37

At a swift glance, the title of Karen Armstrong’s new book (the subtitle is in very small print) might mislead the casual observer into thinking that she has written a case for the existence of God; that she has unearthed some

Censorship? Tee hee!
By Antonia Quirke - 09 July 11:29

The Dalai Lama has more in common with a teenage girl than you'd expect

What lies beneath
By Nina Caplan - 02 July 12:18

If Sarkozy banned the burqa, he himself would be oppressing the women who wear it. Making something