Against family values
By Terry Eagleton - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Christian evangelicals have got Jesus Christ all wrong, argues Terry Eagleton

The ecstasy of God's dancers
By William Dalrymple - 13 December 12:00

Now more than ever the world needs a gentle, tolerant version of Islam. Sufism is exactly that, but

NS man of the year - Dan Brown
By Jason Cowley - 13 December 12:00

The author of the bestselling <em>Da Vinci Code </em>has tapped into our post-9/11 anxieties and fea

Festivals of austerity
By Ziauddin Sardar - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Muslims fast and Hindus walk. Only Christians gorge themselves

Priests to die for
By Ellie Levenson - 13 December 12:00

Observations on calendars

O come, all ye faithless
By Quentin Letts - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Hymns - and carols - could save the Church of England from demise

The defeat of the pork-eaters
By Daphna Baram - 06 December 12:00

In Israel, Orthodox Jews are not only winning the demographic war against their secular enemies - th

Culture wars
By Cristina Odone - 15 November 12:00

Moral majority politics, which helped sweep Bush to victory, are coming here. Muslims, conservative

I'm no atheist, I'm a rationalist
By Patrick West - 08 November 12:00

Observations on religion (2)

Setbacks for faith schools
By Francis Beckett - 08 November 12:00

Observations on religion (1)

Darcus Howe takes two Trevors to task
By Darcus Howe - 01 November 12:00

What do integrationists want us to do? Sing songs of sixpence?

A Bush that burns
By Mark Dowd - 01 November 12:00

Who does Dubbya think he is? Moses? St John? Or Jesus himself? Mark Dowd, after an extended study of

America - God, gays and guns
By Robert Reich - 25 October 13:00

The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl

Strong beliefs
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Religious leaders and academics offer their views on the place of religion in contemporary politics

Not in God's name
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on religion and politics

America - The loneliness of a liberal US Jew
By Andrew Solomon - 25 October 13:00

Identity - Andrew Solomon thought he had settled on who he wanted to be. Now he finds himself in bad

America - Can good Catholics vote for Bush?
By Robert Philpot - 25 October 13:00

When George W Bush's plane touched down in Pennsylvania early in the election campaign, a Catholic priest was there to greet him and share a silent prayer on the tarmac. For all Bush's religiosity, the reason was a very earthly one.

Not welcome in the Holy Land
By Sejal Mandalia - 04 October 13:00

Indian Jews believed Israel was home, but when they got there, they were seen as pariahs

Muslim is not a dirty word
By Nick Cohen - 04 October 13:00

When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them

More voices from the Muslim world
By Natalie Brierley - 13 September 13:00

Interviews via phone and e-mail

Can Islam change?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 13 September 13:00

Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the

For Allah and the caliphate
By Shiv Malik - 13 September 13:00

Hizb ut-Tahrir, with its millions of Muslim followers, is accused in the US of being a conveyor belt

America - Andrew Stephen doubts Americans are Christian
By Andrew Stephen - 23 August 13:00

The US, it is said, is a deeply Christian country. But some churches have shopping malls and branche

How church schools brainwash children
By Nick Cohen - 02 August 13:00

A candle is lit, the curtains closed and the five-year-olds begin a session of "prayer meditation".

A new force in British politics
By Rob Blackhurst - 26 July 13:00

Most voters don't care about foreign policy. Muslims do, and the results could be dramatic

Does Ken believe in killing gays?
By Peter Tatchell - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Muslim clerics

Palestine - A divine mission, to bring forth the messianic era
By Dror Etkes - 12 July 13:00

The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still

Palestine - A nation divided
By Peter Hirschberg - 12 July 13:00

Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many

God's own chosen meat
By Nick Cohen - 05 July 13:00

In failing to ban ritual slaughter, ministers aren't respecting Jewish and Muslim wishes, but comfor

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