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

Does God Hate Women?
By Johann Hari - 02 July 12:18

Authors Benson and Stangroom dismantle the logic of those who cite religion to justify the perpetuat

After the truth
By David Quinn - 29 May 11:09

The Ryan Commission has revealed decades of child abuse within institutions run by the Irish Catholi

God Is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith Is Changing the World
By John Gray - 21 May 12:37

Contrary to what evangelical rationalists preach, it is perfectly possible both to be modern and to

Islam's young faithful
By Zeshan Rasul - 18 May 18:33

The voices of young Muslims must be harnessed to combat Islamic extremistism in Britain, argues the

The Pilgrim Pope
By Mark Frazer - 14 May 11:53

Pope Benedict's visit to the Holy Land is a bold step towards healing past wounds and pushing inter-

Who was Abdul Wahhab?
By Sophie Elmhirst - 14 May 11:02

The life of the Islamic cleric who shaped Saudi Arabia

Growing up in Saudi
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 May 11:02

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.

A bleak future for Baha'is
By Moojan Momen - 13 May 18:45

International pressure may have set Roxana Saberi free, but the plight of seven Iranian Baha'is, imp

Technology, the Latter-day way
By Malcolm Adcock - 12 May 10:45

The Mormon community can rightfully boast a long association with technological advancement, from th

The Age of the E-church
By Nicola David - 07 May 13:43

While congregation numbers continue to slide, a Church of England social networking website aims red

Cardinal errors
By John McEntee - 07 May 12:22

Observations on sainthood

For what we are about to receive
By Antonia Quirke - 07 May 12:22

Even bankers deserve a little forgiveness from the Lord above

Christianity and the Petri dish
By Murdo Macdonald - 06 May 12:48

The Church of Scotland stance on stem cell research has proved religious conviction and scientific d

Judaism and charity
By Paul Anticoni - 30 April 17:07

In the third of our series on faith and charity, the chief executive of <em><a href="http://www.wjr.

Diary: Paul Johnson
By Paul Johnson - 30 April 13:21

Of all the popes I have known

Charity in Islam
By Samia Ahmed - 29 April 10:50

In the second of our series on faith and charity, the Senior Development Education Coordinator of <e

Christianity and charity
By Linda Jones - 27 April 14:43

In the first of our series on faith and charity, <em>Linda Jones</em> writes that the Christian unde

Islam and feminism
By Asma Barlas - 22 April 17:16

In the third of our series on faith and feminism, Asma Barlas writes about the message of sexual equ

Faith and feminism
By Zohra Moosa - 21 April 12:21

In the second of our series on faith and feminism, Zohra Moosa writes about the complementary nature

Judaism and feminism
By Gitl Wallerstein-Braun - 20 April 16:46

In the first of our series on faith and feminism, the ultra orthodox Jewish artist shares her experi

Pile up the politicians
By Peter Wilby - 16 April 10:15

...on profligate MPs, policing and a predictable Premiership

Christianity and homosexuality
By Sharon Ferguson - 09 April 16:46

In the third of our series on faith and homosexuality, we take a look at how Christians continue to

Make space for creationists to have their say
By Sophie Elmhirst - 09 April 10:18

Evolution has disappeared from many school lessons in the US. If discussion about the origins of lif

The empty name of God
By A C Grayling - 09 April 10:18

'The basic doctrines of the major religions have their roots in the superstitions and fancies of ill

No peace without process
By Jonathan Powell - 09 April 10:18

Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff, argues that the lessons of Northern Ireland can be applied to Palest