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

Islamophobia
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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Observations on Mother Teresa

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

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

Great thinkers of our time - Master Li Hongzhi
By Isabel Hilton - 14 July 13:00

Isabel Hilton on Master Li Hongzhi

Great thinkers of our time - Martha Nussbaum
By Richard Reeves - 14 July 13:00

Richard Reeves on Martha Nussbaum

A rough search for forgiveness
By Andrew Billen - 14 July 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on Brian Sewell's sexually charged series about God and art

Great thinkers of our time - Maulana Sayyid Abul-Ala Maududi
By Staff blogger - 14 July 13:00

<strong>Ziauddin Sardar</strong> on Maulana Sayyid Abul-Ala Maududi

Ineffable mystery
By Karen Armstrong - 30 June 13:00

After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the shadow of the Holocaust

Richard Harries <em>Oxford

NS Profile - The Israeli Settlements
By Anton La Guardia - 26 May 13:00

Two decades ago, settlers tried to stop the peace treaty with Egypt; now the fate of the ''road map'

Cristina Odone finds everyone doing God
By Cristina Odone - 12 May 13:00

Ali Campbell is wrong: these days, everyone is doing God, especially Tony

Northside - Andrew Martin prays for free entry to God's house
By Andrew Martin - 05 May 13:00

The people of York are praying for free entry to God's house

The last serious politician
By Robert Skidelsky - 05 May 13:00

God and Caesar

Shirley Williams <em>Continuum, 156pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0826467342

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