Animism and hedgehogs
By Graham Harvey - 27 February 16:23

Deep down we may all be animists

It could have been me
By Rowan Williams - 26 February 12:00

The Archbishop of Canterbury reveals the plight of fellow Christian leader Samba Momesori, imprisone

Star Trekking
By Andrew Copson - 22 February 11:41

In the final part of his blog Andrew Copson looks at humanist values in Star Trek

The open society
By Andrew Copson - 21 February 12:05

The humanist view of what constitutes an open sociey

The Golden Rule
By Andrew Copson - 20 February 11:02

Humanist ethics - a foundation for secular morality

What is a humanist?
By Andrew Copson - 19 February 13:16

Meaning and purpose in a godless universe

Not such a brave new world
By Ziauddin Sardar - 19 February 12:00

How new technology comes wrapped in hyperbole but seldom does what it says on the box

Healing ideas
By Tony Lobl - 15 February 10:03

In his final blog Tony Lobl explains how Christian Scientists worship and that, for them, god is mot

Serving church – who me?!
By Tony Lobl - 14 February 11:45

The central ethos of Christian Science plus its founder's very significant contribution to the media

What's the history of Christian Science?
By Tony Lobl - 13 February 10:14

How Christian Science is neither a church nor a denomination

Sunni v Shia
By Zaki Chehab - 12 February 12:00

The clash between Sunni and Shia Muslims is the greatest cause of strife across the Arab world. Here

Birmingham: the questions remain
By Shiv Malik - 12 February 12:00

In Sparkhill, Shiv Malik finds that scepticism and "agendas" surround the alleged plot to kidnap and

Too complex for Dubbya
By Andrew Stephen - 12 February 12:00

Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Rumsfeld and co never realised the Sunni-Shia division coul

History of a conflict
By Rachel Aspden - 12 February 12:00

Key facts about Sunni and Shia Muslims

The path to Christian Science
By Tony Lobl - 12 February 11:15

How Tony Lobl's prayers were answered when he was a teenager and how that started his journey to Chr

Buddhism - ceremonies and statues
By Diana St Ruth - 08 February 12:23

How rituals cannot be seen route to a holy pay-off in the future

A Living Practice
By Diana St Ruth - 07 February 10:12

Buddhism - a way of life not a belief. Buddha - an inspiration not an idol.

The origins of Buddhism
By Diana St Ruth - 06 February 10:40

How Siddhartha Gautama found enlightenment under a tree finding total freedom, liberating his mind f

Once again, the west wages the wrong war
By Rageh Omaar - 05 February 12:00

Rageh travels to the Republic of Somaliland to visit relatives and finds puritanical interpretations

Still the best of enemies
By John O'Farrell - 05 February 12:00

Observations on Northern Ireland

Blind faith
By Giles Fraser - 05 February 12:00

Christian fundamentalism offers America's underclass hope and security - at the price of total obedi

The miracle at Cana
By Roger Scruton - 05 February 12:00

The cult of Jesus may have been grafted on to that of Dionysus

The difference between right and left
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 February 12:00

What Indians get up to with their hands

My Journey of Discovery
By Diana St Ruth - 05 February 10:17

How death sparked the beginning of a spiritual journey that led to Buddhism and a deep inquiry int

Football and the Sikh way of life
By Harwinder Singh - 01 February 17:32

In his final blog for newstatesman.com Harwinder compares a Sikh approach to life to watching a foot

Truth is his name
By Harwinder Singh - 31 January 16:31

Who is to say who is right or wrong when only god is perfect?

Sikhism and war
By Harwinder Singh - 30 January 12:01

Exploring the link between religion and war from the point of view of the Sikh faith

A Sikh's spiritual journey
By Harwinder Singh - 29 January 12:32

This week the Faith Column focuses on the Sikh religion with Harwinder Singh describing his religion

Religion of despair
By Chris Hedges - 29 January 12:00

Disciples of evangelism in the United States are often regarded with fear and suspicion. But for man

The Swastika is the sign of wisdom
By Anil Bhanot - 25 January 10:35

In his final blog, Anil Bhanot explains the foundations of Hinduism including how the Swastika is th

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