New Statesman
Leader: Loyalty, identity and belonging
By New Statesman - 23 May 17:26

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

New Statesman cover
New Statesman: "Who speaks for British Jews?"
By New Statesman - 23 May 12:35

The cover and contents from this week's special issue.

The NS Interview: Bella Freud, designer and campaigner
By Jemima Khan - 23 May 11:36

“People would rather blame the victim than the bully”

An Israeli soldier at the separation barrier in the Occupied West Bank
Shhh! Don’t mention Israel
By Keith Kahn-Harris - 23 May 11:05

British Jews are beginning what will be a long and painful process – to recognise the existence of pluralism on Israel, says Keith Kahn-Harris.

Maccabi Lions football team in their changing room
Who speaks for British Jews?
By David Cesarani - 23 May 11:03

Contrary to the “clannish” stereotype, dissent comes naturally to Jewish people in Britain, says David Cesarani.

Michael Rosen outside the East London house where his parents lived.
Michael Rosen: Confessions of an accidental communist
By Michael Rosen - 23 May 10:53

The author on his childhood, his parents' life in the East End and where he parted from Christopher Hitchens in talking about his identity.

New Statesman
John Sentamu and the acceptable face of bigotry
By Mic Wright - 18 May 10:46

To deny that gay people do not have equal rights is to be on the side of evil, no matter how twinkly

New Statesman
God, the Queen and Tony Blair
By Nelson Jones - 15 May 12:37

The British are uncomfortable with a politician who "does God", but don't mind when the monarch does

BNP members protest outside Liverpool Crown Court.
Anglo-Saxon attitudes
By Nelson Jones - 11 May 16:09

Sexual double standards are not the preserve of conservatively-minded ethnic minorities.

Kosher? It’s all around you
Kosher? It’s all around you
By Nina Caplan - 09 May 12:24

Does it seem as if Jewish cuisine has made no mark on Britain? Think again

Halal hysteria
Halal hysteria
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 May 10:59

The British “debate” about meat, animal cruelty and ritual slaughter has become a proxy for deeper fears.

Gay marriage
Marriage Guidance
By Nelson Jones - 08 May 10:46

The debate on same sex marriage has so far been dominated by its opponents.

New Statesman
Is Vatican III the answer?
By Paul Donovan - 04 May 12:59

The Cardinal Sean Brady case shows only root and branch reform can deal with the issue of abuse in t

New Statesman
The limits of science: Denis Alexander
By Denis Alexander - 02 May 17:30

Director, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge

New Statesman
Face to Faiths
By Nelson Jones - 02 May 16:37

How do we maintain a cohesive society with increasingly few shared beliefs and assumptions?

Two nuns walk towards Ground Zero in New York.
Nuns on the run
By Nelson Jones - 20 April 10:35

Why is the Vatican cracking down on dissident American nuns?

York Cathedral.
Sentamu's bulldog to become top church spin-doctor
By Nelson Jones - 16 April 14:26

The Reverend Arun Arora has been appointed head of communications at Church House.

New Statesman
Some people are religious. Get over it!
By Nelson Jones - 13 April 11:02

The proposed "ex-gay" bus advert was offensive, but gay Christians face a genuine dilemma.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu baptises a local church goer.
The left should embrace religious voters
By Jonathan Birdwell - 11 April 11:03

Contrary to Nelson Jones, Demos's report shows that the faithful are key allies for progressives.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
Are religious people really more left-wing?
By Nelson Jones - 10 April 13:32

Demos's analysis suffers from some severe methodological problems.

New Statesman
Birth of a religion
By Nabeelah Jaffer - 03 April 18:14

An interview with Tom Holland, author of In the Shadow of the Sword.

New Statesman
Scruffies against the straights
By John Cornwell - 03 April 15:08

How much longer can the Catholic Church resist change as its influence shrinks?

Rowan Williams
How Rowan took on the establishment - and lost
By George Pitcher - 26 March 1:00

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, longed to take risks but was thwarted by Church courti

Robert Webb on Rowan Williams
I’ll come clean — I’m a four-episodes-of-The-West-Wing Christian
By Robert Webb - 26 March 1:00

Robert Webb, star of Peep Show, on why Rowan Williams is his secret crush.

In 2001, a mere 12 per cent were turned off by politicians doing God. It's now 3
Too much of a God thing
By Nelson Jones - 22 March 15:05

Should American politicians revisit their assumption that God is necessarily a vote-winner?

The reluctant archbishop
By Nelson Jones - 16 March 12:28

The retiring leader of the Anglican communion leaves an ambiguous legacy.

Rowan Williams: a New Statesman reader
By George Eaton - 16 March 11:40

Ten of the best pieces on the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury from the NS archive.

Archbishop of Canterbury to step down
By Samira Shackle - 16 March 10:49

Rowan Williams to stand down at the end of the year to take up position at Magdalene College, Cambri