A Rethinking Sermon
By Ralph Miliband - 17 July 10:38

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 7 November 1959.</strong>

Even today, when

Delwar Hossein Sayeedi
By Martin Bright - 13 July 18:55

Those wondering why this blog has been silent for so long should watch Channel 4 tomorrow night at 7.30pm to see my programme about the government’s relationship with radical Islam.

A common enemy
By John O'Farrell - 10 July 13:00

Observations on prejudice by <strong>John O'Farrell</strong>

Can British Islam change?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 03 July 13:00

Muslims have become the country's most politically aware faith group, but they are divided about wha

The suicide bomber in his own words
By Shiv Malik - 03 July 13:00

Shazad Tanweer wrote the statement below on his university application form. Five years later this o

The task force was a sham
By Martin Bright - 03 July 13:00

Whitehall documents leaked to the <em>New Statesman</em> reveal that the Foreign Office manipulated

Cult following
By Alex Rayner - 26 June 13:00

<strong>The Branch Davidians of Waco: the history and beliefs of an apocalyptic sect


It's a woman's job now
By Charlie Lee-Potter - 26 June 13:00

The opponents of female ordination have lost the war: 50 per cent of those entering training for the

Chaos over the biggest issue of our time
By Martin Bright - 19 June 13:00

Nobody knows which Whitehall department is in charge of engaging with Britain's Muslims and tackling

For youth, for Christ and for liberty
By Andrew Billen - 12 June 13:00

America's bonkers Christian soldiers save a borderline-dull documentary, writes Andrew Billen


Losing the plot
By Brendan O'Neill - 12 June 13:00

Londonistan: how Britain is creating a terror state within

Melanie Phillips <em>Gibson Square Book

The many and the happy few
By William Dalrymple - 05 June 13:00

Syria - Politically repressive, the minority Alawite rulers have encouraged a surprising religious t

Cod squad
By Victoria Segal - 29 May 13:00

Film - On screen, Brown's religious thriller is still an unholy mess

<strong>The Da Vinci Code

The American scene
By John Sutherland - 22 May 13:00

Most people in the US believe in heaven and hell. And a lucky few have even had sneak previews

Female fans play political football
By Emilie Bickerton - 22 May 13:00

Observations on Iran

Reason and light
By Caspar Henderson - 15 May 13:00

<strong>John Houghton</strong> tells Caspar Henderson how he convinced the leaders of 30-40 million

Taking the gravity out of prayer
By Ziauddin Sardar - 08 May 13:00

Who will be Malaysia's first astronauts? And how will they perform their prayers, as Muslims, under

Muslim women find a champion
By Sholto Byrnes - 08 May 13:00

Observations on Malaysia

Wealth and terror
By Lindsey Hilsum - 01 May 13:00

Saudi Arabia's government is finally making moves to "re-educate" Islamic extremists - but a new gen

West side stories
By Rageh Omaar - 01 May 13:00


Gautam Malkani <em>4th Estate, 343pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 000723175X

Young Asians

Where muslims pray underground
By Helena Smith - 24 April 13:00

Observations on Athens

London marks a birthday
By Rachel Aspden - 17 April 13:00

Observations on Islam

What I believe
By Staff blogger - 10 April 20:13

Rageh Omaar, Marianne Elliott-Said, Laurie Pycroft, Clare Short, Grayson Perry and Helen Oyeyemi tel

What they believe

How much do the great religions have in common?

Here's what they have to say on the big questions:

Michele Roberts fires up the grill
By Michele Roberts - 10 April 13:00

As a heretic, I want to replace the fires of hell with the fires of grills at Easter

Benedict the unexpected
By Melanie McDonagh - 10 April 13:00

Modest, musical and concerned with Christian love, this pope is nobody's Rottweiler

A different magic
By Michela Wrong - 10 April 13:00

A reliance on the supernatural still permeates African society. Now it is not about dealing with nat

My evangelical son and me
By Lewis Wolpert - 10 April 13:00

My parents were Jewish, and religious in a conventional and social way. We celebrated Jewish holidays and I had a bar mitzvah and went to synagogue every Saturday till I was 15, at my mother's insistence.

China goes to church
By Xiao Jia Gu - 10 April 13:00

Seventy per cent of the world's Christmas decorations are produced in China, and many Chinese now view the festival as an unofficial holiday. On 25 December, in cities across the country, shopping malls are festooned with Christmas trees.

Religion - Passionate about restraint
By Zoe Williams - 10 April 13:00

Does a faith have to advertise to stay alive these days? Zoe Williams on the quiet "rebranding" of Q