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

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

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

Isabel Hilton on Master Li Hongzhi

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

More sound than sense
By Margaret Drabble - 05 May 13:00

Power and Glory: Jacobean England and the making of the King James Bible

Adam Nicolson <em>Harper

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

God and Caesar

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

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The party of the martyrs
By Ziauddin Sardar - 28 April 13:00

The Shia branch of Islam was born in violent death and has suffered from centuries of persecution. T

Heavenly creatures
By Philip Kerr - 21 April 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr looks back on the long tradition of blue-eyed celluloid Christs

Why religion is good for us
By Theodore Dalrymple - 21 April 13:00

Theodore Dalrymple, an atheist, argues belief in God makes you a better person, both morally and pra

Touched by God
By Andrew Billen - 21 April 13:00

Television - Is religious belief just a form of epilepsy? Andrew Billen enjoys a nutty documentary

Cristina Odone is weary of the Vatican's sex obsession
By Cristina Odone - 07 April 13:00

Oh, no, not again! Can someone please keep my Church off the subject of sex?

Here is the news . . . for British Muslims
By May Abdalla - 07 April 13:00

Here is the news . . . for British Muslims

The first liberal imperialist
By Pankaj Mishra - 24 March 12:00

The great Mughal emperor Akbar believed in religious tolerance and reason. But his quest to achieve

A country on the edge
By Andrew Hussey - 17 March 12:00

Andrew Hussey in Morocco finds, behind the tolerance that attracts tourists, a fierce Islamist resur