The India that is not and never was
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 December 9:39

These attacks were on a different scale - more open, more organised, more direct. But there are many

Refugees face enemies within
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 27 November 9:45

Observations on the Lebanon

Resisting Persecution
By Nazila Ghanea - 26 November 10:31

The Bahá’í faith supports human rights and interactions with other religions, yet the believers have

Bahá’ís and Social Action
By Nazila Ghanea - 25 November 11:04

The Bahá'í ethos of easing the burdens of others inspires believers to build schools and improve hea

The religion of God
By Nazila Ghanea - 24 November 12:06

Academic and human rights campaigner Nazila Ghanea explains the basic tenets of Bahá’í belief

Finding Happiness
By Steve James - 21 November 13:17

Meditating, believing in impermanence and seeking true happiness will help people weather the financ

Judaism and the meltdown
By Shraga Zaltzman - 20 November 10:50

Rabbis are a great resource during this economic crisis, providing both support and networking oppor

When greed was still good
By Andrew Billen - 20 November 9:30

Unlike his more didactic work, David Hare's latest play, about the Blair premiership, is a skillful

Invisible cities
By Hisham Matar - 20 November 9:30

In myth, Babylon is a place of romance and wonder, but years of dictatorship and war have taken thei

Uncomfortable origins
By Tom Holland - 20 November 9:30

We have had a remarkable response to Tom Holland's essay of 13 October on the Christian roots of Eur

Compassion during the crisis
By Matthew Jee - 19 November 12:01

Compassion for all - including bankers and politicians - will help society weather the economic cris

The church in the crunch
By Simon Barrow - 18 November 9:36

Following huge losses during the financial crisis, the Church of England should return to the Christ

Kristallnacht 70 years on
By Karen Pollock - 08 November 13:22

Seventy years after the terror and cruelty of Kristallnacht, the event should not be simply consigne

White Poppies
By Symon Hill - 07 November 17:31

Symon Hill explains why the Quaker belief in pacifism leads him to wear a white poppy.

Quakers and the UN
By Chris Walker - 06 November 12:09

Held in the Quaker tradition of dialogue and mutual respect, the Quaker United Nation Office promote

Putting the fun in fundamentalism
By Jonn Elledge - 06 November 11:06

Ahead of packing up his bags in the wake of the Barack Obama victory, Jonn Elledge treats himself to

Walking the talk
By Eoin McCarthy - 05 November 12:09

Eoin McCarthy works to encourage others to apply Quaker principles to their lives and businesses.

Quakers for prison reform
By Helen Drewery - 04 November 11:20

Their belief in equality and justice, and a history of being jailed for their faith, have inspired Q

Seeking, not finding
By Ben Dandelion - 03 November 9:34

Ben Dandelion explains how modern day Quakers celebrate their faith through silence and seeking

Farming Palestine
By Ben White - 31 October 14:06

'Palestinian olive farmers face assault and interference by Israeli settlers some of whom are gun-hu

The edge of an empire
By Alice Albinia - 30 October 9:16

Officially, China gets on well with its Muslims. Alice Albinia uncovers an altogether different sto

Diwali Greetings
By Manjula Sood - 29 October 13:10

Councillor Manjula Sood is the Lord Mayor of Leicester, where the largest Diwali celebration outside

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

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