In 2006, on the 350th anniversary of Jewish resettlement in Britain, Tony Blair told a packed congregation at Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London: “As the oldest minority faith community in this country, you show how identity through faith can be combined with a deep loyalty to our natio
The cover and contents from this week's special issue.
“People would rather blame the victim than the bully”
Anthony Julius and David J Goldberg debate.
British Jews are beginning what will be a long and painful process – to recognise the existence of pluralism on Israel, says Keith Kahn-Harris.
Contrary to the “clannish” stereotype, dissent comes naturally to Jewish people in Britain, says David Cesarani.
The author on his childhood, his parents' life in the East End and where he parted from Christopher Hitchens in talking about his identity.
To deny that gay people do not have equal rights is to be on the side of evil, no matter how twinkly
The British are uncomfortable with a politician who "does God", but don't mind when the monarch does
Sexual double standards are not the preserve of conservatively-minded ethnic minorities.
Does it seem as if Jewish cuisine has made no mark on Britain? Think again
The British “debate” about meat, animal cruelty and ritual slaughter has become a proxy for deeper fears.
The debate on same sex marriage has so far been dominated by its opponents.
The Cardinal Sean Brady case shows only root and branch reform can deal with the issue of abuse in t
Director, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
How do we maintain a cohesive society with increasingly few shared beliefs and assumptions?
Why is the Vatican cracking down on dissident American nuns?
The Reverend Arun Arora has been appointed head of communications at Church House.
The proposed "ex-gay" bus advert was offensive, but gay Christians face a genuine dilemma.
Contrary to Nelson Jones, Demos's report shows that the faithful are key allies for progressives.
Demos's analysis suffers from some severe methodological problems.
An interview with Tom Holland, author of In the Shadow of the Sword.
How much longer can the Catholic Church resist change as its influence shrinks?
Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, longed to take risks but was thwarted by Church courti
Robert Webb, star of Peep Show, on why Rowan Williams is his secret crush.
Should American politicians revisit their assumption that God is necessarily a vote-winner?
The retiring leader of the Anglican communion leaves an ambiguous legacy.
Ten of the best pieces on the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury from the NS archive.