Celebrating Diwali
By Divyang Patel - 28 October 14:10

After Diwali on Sunday, student Divyang Patel reflects on what the Hindu festival of lights means to

Smith's humiliating climbdown
By Chris Huhne - 15 October 10:40

Ministers claimed to be seeking to build consensus to about extend detention without trial. They fai

Reincarnation and Karma in CaoDai
By Hum D Bui - 10 October 12:37

Hum D Bui concludes the series on CaoDai with a look at what it says about how past deeds set the co

CaoDai shows the path to harmony
By Hum D Bui - 09 October 10:42

CaoDai serves to remind humanity that all religions are of the same origin and principle, only that

Europe's first revolution
By Tom Holland - 09 October 10:29

The west faces increasing tension with the Muslim world. To plot a course through this turbulent age

The truth behind CaoDai cosmology
By Hum D Bui - 08 October 17:03

Hum D. Bui explains what CaoDi tells us about Yin and Yang and the formation of the universe.

CaoDai, a faith of unity
By Hum D Bui - 07 October 11:17

This week, the Faith Column explores CaoDai. Hum D. Bui starts the series with a look at its history

Interview: Arundhati Roy
By Syed Hamad Ali - 06 October 12:42

The controversial author speaks to newstatesman.com about India and Kashmir and her view that even i

Mary's passage into Heaven
By Dr Harry Hagopian - 03 October 11:38

Dr Harry Hagopian discusses the importance of St Mary to the Armenian Church.

Democracy in the Armenian Church
By Dr Harry Hagopian - 02 October 12:32

Dr Harry Hagopian continues our series on the Armenian Church by examining the leadership and commun

Never criticise the family
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 02 October 10:48

Zionism is one of the most contentious ideas, freighted with emotion by both partisans and detractor

Racism feeds itself
By Tabish Khair - 22 September 11:55

Academic Tabish Khair ponders the simulataneous rise of antisemitism and Islamaphobia and the "struc

Faith in danger?
By David Masters - 18 September 12:31

David Masters is studying for an MA in Working With Communities at the University of Sheffield. He

The Pope's plot
By Agnes Poirier - 18 September 10:23

To speak of positive secularism is to imply that there are two kinds of secularism, one good, the ot

Religion and science do mix
By Peter Wilby - 18 September 10:23

Schools need to rethink the curriculum

The strange allure of our 'exes'
By Ziauddin Sardar - 18 September 10:23

To declare that you are an ex-fanatic or ex-Muslim is now the shortest route to fame and fortune

Spirituality on campus
By Varun Anand - 17 September 11:10

Continuing the series on what faith means to students, Varun Anand, a 3rd year medical student from

Finding my faith
By Altaf Kazi - 16 September 11:14

What does it mean to practice faith as a student? Altaf Kazi, a 24 year old Muslim studying MSc Publ

Doubting Dawkins
By Stephanie Merritt - 11 September 10:52

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Bloodthirsty madness
By David Griffiths - 05 September 12:45

The deplorable killing of Swami Lakhmananda Saraswati gave Hindu extremists the excuse to unleash a

Are the Kalash being converted to Islam?
By Maureen Lines - 04 September 15:37

Maureen Lines reveals how some Western journalists get disappointed when the truth they wanted doesn

Crackers for Jesus
By Paula Kirby - 04 September 11:11

The way Catholics pursued a young student for "kidnapping" a communion wafer

Modern marriage
By Ziauddin Sardar - 04 September 11:11

A new arrangement means a young Muslim is free to marry whomever he or she wishes, without their par

Temples of the Kalasha religion
By Maureen Lines - 02 September 11:50

Most anthropologists believe that a good deal of the Kalasha religion may have been borrowed from Is

Pakistan's ancient religion
By Maureen Lines - 01 September 17:21

Maureen Lines gives insight into the ancient religion of the Kalash people who live in the mountains

Will the Dalai Lama return to Tibet?
By Meindert Gorter - 29 August 12:09

Meindert Gorter gives his views on religious freedom in China today and the prospects of the Dalai L

Why did the Dalai Lama ban Dorje Shugden?
By Meindert Gorter - 28 August 12:30

Meindert Gorter explores the history and reasons behind the Dalai Lama's ban on the deity Dorje Shug

Are Dalai Lama's critics backed by China?
By Meindert Gorter - 27 August 12:25

Followers of the Dalai Lama claim that China is behind dissent by those who question his ban on the

The deity banned by Dalai Lama
By Meindert Gorter - 26 August 10:56

Meindert Gorter talks about Dorje Shugden, a Buddhist deity whose worship has been banned by the Dal

No gripes with God
By Tabish Khair - 22 August 11:35

Mankind cannot abandon the concept of God, says novelist <em>Tabish Khair</em> - despite the argumen