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

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

Observations on Malaysia

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

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:

Religion - And the left - Should the state 'do god'?
By Richard Reeves - 10 April 13:00

The relationship between religion and politics needs a radical rethink

Religion: who needs it?
By Bryan Appleyard - 10 April 13:00

We live in times where the power of religious belief can often appear terrifying. Yet in many countr

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

'When it comes to facts, and explanations of facts, science is the only game in town'
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 April 13:00

Daniel Dennett is the "good cop" among religion’s critics (Richard Dawkins is the bad cop), but he s

A case for reform
By Tariq Ramadan - 10 April 13:00

Beset by crisis on all sides, the Muslim world seems unable to change. What it needs is some real-wo

Worshippers of wisteria lane
By Andrew Stephen - 10 April 13:00

How Christian are the desperate housewives, in thought and deed? Not very. And neither, despite what

Religion: What’s God got to do with it?
By Karen Armstrong - 10 April 13:00

The great faiths share the same historical roots - and believing in a deity hasn't always been neces

Religion - Leading from the front
By Ziauddin Sardar - 10 April 13:00

Sir Jonathan Sacks talks to Ziauddin Sardar about the Holocaust, al-Qaeda, the future of Palestine -

X marks the spot
By Shiv Malik - 03 April 13:00

Observations on free speech

Lindey Hilsum defends her decision to wear a headscarf
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 March 13:00

Wearing a headscarf is a wonderful thing, because it alerts the audience to the compromises a repor

The cult of cheerfulness
By Kira Cochrane - 27 March 13:00

When Barbara Ehrenreich set out to investigate corporate culture in America, she found a sinister,