New legal ruling places it in the same category as religion
Furore over faith school discrimination
They had the opportunity to show themselves to be better. And they blew it
Fear and obsession narrow the mind
Is the voice of Anglo-Jewry cosying up to the Tories?
Will Christians find these works blasphemous?
What does loathing of the hijab really mean?
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.
Why do we think the Dalai Lama is a living saint?
The vanished world of Singer's Warsaw
Noordin Top, leader of al-Qaeda in the Malay Archipelago, has been shot dead in Indonesia. But there
Sarkozy and Stiglitz say we should measure well-being instead of GDP. Bhutan shows how it can all go
Zimbabwe's president shows no sign of going. How does this "devout Catholic" square his crimes with
Listen to him – even if you can’t stand him
Should the right not to be offended have a place in the statute book?
Our annual God issue is always a bestseller, yet there are many NS readers who think we should have
The co-author of the new book Does God Hate Women? discusses patriarchy, the burka and capitalism
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
The Dalai Lama has more in common with a teenage girl than you'd expect
If Sarkozy banned the burqa, he himself would be oppressing the women who wear it. Making something
Authors Benson and Stangroom dismantle the logic of those who cite religion to justify the perpetuat
The Ryan Commission has revealed decades of child abuse within institutions run by the Irish Catholi
Contrary to what evangelical rationalists preach, it is perfectly possible both to be modern and to
The voices of young Muslims must be harnessed to combat Islamic extremistism in Britain, argues the
Pope Benedict's visit to the Holy Land is a bold step towards healing past wounds and pushing inter-
Shortly after my family moved to Riyadh in the early 1980s, we were having tea with our Pakistani neighbours when another guest arrived. After my father was introduced to the visitor, one Muhammad Schulz, my mother made to shake the hand of this burly, red-bearded American convert.
The life of the Islamic cleric who shaped Saudi Arabia
International pressure may have set Roxana Saberi free, but the plight of seven Iranian Baha'is, imp