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

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

Here is the news . . . for British Muslims

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?

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

Is God really an American?
By Andrew Stephen - 17 March 12:00

The Bush problem is not his Christian faith; it's his use of it in aid of secular nationalism

Darcus Howe goes where murder is normal
By Darcus Howe - 10 March 12:00

The Islamists reach hearts and minds on the island of Trinidad

Goodbye to the Resurrection
By Andrew Billen - 17 February 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen enjoys a bang-up-to-date life of Christ that's neither satire nor fantasy

Don't blame the Muslims. Karen Armstrong on why we should never forget that the destruction wreaked by war continues long after the soldiers have gone home
By Karen Armstrong - 10 February 12:00

The Far-Farers: a journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem

Victoria Clark <em>Macmillan,

The pagan god. John King reflects on "a golden age in English football when money was a bonus not the motivation"
By John King - 10 February 12:00

Ossie: king of Stamford Bridge

Peter Osgood, with Martin King and Martin Knight <em>Mainstream Pub

Can God stop the war?
By Bryan Appleyard - 06 January 12:00

The churches, with Canterbury to the fore, are becoming the main opposition to invading Iraq. This,

Cristina Odone ponders the ethics of cloning
By Cristina Odone - 06 January 12:00

Scientists as well as cult leaders ignore the moral questions behind cloning

NS Christmas Essay 1 - The myth of secularism
By John Gray - 16 December 12:00

Religion is a natural human impulse, which our society tries to repress just as the Victorians did s

Ghosts in the city of widows
By Jeremy Seabrook - 16 December 12:00

When their husbands die, devout Indian women make the pilgrimage to Vrindavan, where they will pray

Our man in the land of Zam Zam Cola
By Christina Lamb - 16 December 12:00

Christina Lamb meets Britain's lone crusader in the Arab world, trying to win hearts and minds: he's

The gods meet fire with fire
By Karen Armstrong - 16 December 12:00

The fundamentalists have hijacked religion since 11 September; and the secular fundamentalists are a

Nothing is sacred
By Peter Conrad - 09 December 12:00

Opera - Peter Conrad on a <em>Tosca</em> where religion and politics are subsumed by carnal appetite

Why the French call us Londonistan
By John Kampfner - 09 December 12:00

The pressure is on to dump civil liberties. Incredible as it may seem to us, Tony Blair is accused b

The region of mystery
By Ned Denny - 02 December 12:00

Art - Ned Denny on how the Aztecs shocked the mind into an awareness of divinity

NS Essay - 'Saddam, Arafat and the Saudis hate the Jews and want to see them destroyed'
By Richard Webster - 02 December 12:00

. . . or so says the right-wing writer Andrew Sullivan. And he has a point. Does the western left re

The Pope's political troops
By John Lloyd - 25 November 12:00

The left has less to fear from right-wing extremists than from the new centre-right which, with a st

I'm a Muslim but I can still fly
By Sarfraz Mansoor - 18 November 12:00

Arabs and Asians complain of racial profiling. But the widely travelled Sarfraz Mansoor finds US air

Rather turnips than nothing
By Roy Hattersley - 11 November 12:00

Commentary - Why shouldn't an atheist write seriously about religion?

The flirts in the park
By Lindsey Hilsum - 11 November 12:00

The morals police are ready with whips. But Iranian lovers know how to stay out of trouble