A new badge of pride
By Jack Johnson - 05 April 13:00

Observations on racist insults

Altar mouse is reborn as Tarzan
By Quentin Letts - 05 April 13:00

Observations on George Carey. By Quentin Letts.

Why the Jews are wrong
By Ann Widdecombe - 05 April 13:00

Observations on Mel Gibson and <em>The Passion</em>

The power of martyrdom
By Cristina Odone - 29 March 13:00

The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea

A choice between Saudi and Turkey
By Ziauddin Sardar - 22 March 12:00

Observations on the Muslim world

A martyr to his art
By Sebastian Horsley - 15 March 12:00

Cinema - Sebastian Horsley brings painful personal experience to Mel Gibson's <em>The Passion</em>

Clerical errors
By Peter Stanford - 16 February 12:00

Priests: a calling in crisis

Andrew M Greeley <em>University of Chicago Press, 156pp, £13.50</em>

Spiritual fraud
By William Leith - 16 February 12:00

My Life in Orange

Tim Guest <em>Granta, 301pp, £12</em>

ISBN 1862076324

Arabian nights
By Frank Tallis - 09 February 12:00

As a culture we are obsessed with love, but it is not the western variety we might like to believe.

Elusive reality
By Karen Armstrong - 02 February 12:00

The Holy Grail: imagination and belief

Richard Barber <em>Allen Lane, 464pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0713

The sleep of reason
By Suzanne Moore - 26 January 12:00

How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: a short history of modern delusions

Francis Wheen <em>Fourth

By William Dalrymple - 19 January 12:00

It's not just Robert Kilroy-Silk who rants against Arab culture and Muslim faith. Prejudice against

The little flower
By Michele Roberts - 12 January 12:00

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Kathryn Harrison <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 209pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 029

Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

Michele Roberts enjoys marzipan at Christmas
By Michele Roberts - 15 December 12:00

Though I yearned to be a saint, I could never deny my appetite for presents

God and Mammon mingle in the mall
By Andrew Stephen - 15 December 12:00

The beginning of the religious festival of Advent in America coincides with the biggest and most fre

NS Essay 5 - On a (leftish) wing and a prayer?
By Richard Reeves - 15 December 12:00

Religion is a dirty word in British politics. But a faith system that emphasised social good might b

Darcus Howe on the beneficent bwana Denis MacShane
By Darcus Howe - 01 December 12:00

Did Denis the Menace attack Muslims so that he would get a share of the limelight? Asks Darcus Howe

It's wrong to make Muslims choose
By Staff blogger - 01 December 12:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threat that they could next hit a British city. The mindset of British and US leaders, however, is more alarming.

When good people are not all they seem
By Stephen Grey - 24 November 12:00

They're supposed to be non-governmental. But NGOs often get more cash from government than from dona

British Muslims are the new Irish
By Jack O'Sullivan - 03 November 12:00

Government cash helped the first wave of immigrants from Ireland to become good British Catholics. N

America - Andrew Stephen juggles a political hot potato
By Andrew Stephen - 03 November 12:00

Now that one state has legalised gay civil unions, gay marriage has become a political hot potato. R

Michele Roberts on Communion as a gourmet feast
By Michele Roberts - 27 October 12:00

I remember Communion as a gourmet feast, delivered by holy men

The rolling road to sainthood
By John Eliott - 27 October 12:00

Observations on Mother Teresa

Why France is tied in knots over girls who wear the scarf
By David Lawday - 20 October 13:00

The French shed blood to overthrow clerical power and establish republican values. They still believ

Catholic guilt
By Peter Stanford - 13 October 13:00

Fatal Silence: the pope, the resistance and the German occupation of Rome

Robert Katz <em>Weidenfe

India's time of reckoning
By Pankaj Mishra - 29 September 13:00

The world's second-largest population of Muslims has until now resisted the pied pipers of jihad. Bu

America - Andrew Stephen finds Mel Gibson in trouble
By Andrew Stephen - 22 September 13:00

Mel Gibson's film about the Crucifixion has already created bitter divisions and led to allegations

When the doves get militant
By Mark Vernon - 18 August 13:00

Observations on church