New Statesman
Birth of a religion
By Nabeelah Jaffer - 03 April 18:14

An interview with Tom Holland, author of In the Shadow of the Sword.

New Statesman
Scruffies against the straights
By John Cornwell - 03 April 15:08

How much longer can the Catholic Church resist change as its influence shrinks?

Robert Webb on Rowan Williams
I’ll come clean — I’m a four-episodes-of-The-West-Wing Christian
By Robert Webb - 26 March 1:00

Robert Webb, star of Peep Show, on why Rowan Williams is his secret crush.

Rowan Williams
How Rowan took on the establishment - and lost
By George Pitcher - 26 March 1:00

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, longed to take risks but was thwarted by Church courti

In 2001, a mere 12 per cent were turned off by politicians doing God. It's now 3
Too much of a God thing
By Nelson Jones - 22 March 15:05

Should American politicians revisit their assumption that God is necessarily a vote-winner?

The reluctant archbishop
By Nelson Jones - 16 March 12:28

The retiring leader of the Anglican communion leaves an ambiguous legacy.

Rowan Williams: a New Statesman reader
By George Eaton - 16 March 11:40

Ten of the best pieces on the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury from the NS archive.

Archbishop of Canterbury to step down
By Samira Shackle - 16 March 10:49

Rowan Williams to stand down at the end of the year to take up position at Magdalene College, Cambri

Cross purposes
By Nelson Jones - 12 March 12:08

Why the government is opposing the right of two workers to wear crosses at work.

Gay marriage will happen – get over it
Gay marriage will happen – get over it
By Nelson Jones - 12 March 0:00

Listening to Cardinal Keith O'Brien spluttering into the microphone on the Today programme on 5 March, I felt sorry, even embarrassed, for my Catholic friends.

Is God sexist?
By Nelson Jones - 08 March 12:58

Religion has long been associated with the oppression and denigration of women, yet its appeal to th

Cardinal O'Brien jumps the shark
By Nelson Jones - 05 March 12:04

Allowing same-sex marriage is equivalent to legalising slavery, claims the head of the Catholic Chur

Cardinal defends comparing gay marriage to slavery
By George Eaton - 05 March 11:11

Keith O'Brien says it's "a perfectly good example of what could happen".

Atheist in memory lapse and slavery shock
By Richard Dawkins - 29 February 16:31

Following a week of attacks, the evolutionary biologist responds to his critics

The God wars
By Bryan Appleyard - 28 February 17:28

To hardline atheists, it is now unreasonable and “dramatically peculiar” to argue that religion is n

Defining marriage
By Nelson Jones - 27 February 12:45

On the purpose of this voluntary union, the Book of Common Prayer is correct on one of three counts.

The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology
By Giles Fraser - 20 February 0:00

The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology
Simon Critchley
Verso, 302pp, £16.99

Defending the Faith
By Nelson Jones - 16 February 12:59

The Queen says the C of E is the defender of pluralism. But Anglican supremacism has always been mor

Rush to judgement
By Nick Spencer - 14 February 17:21

Richard Dawkins should be wary of presuming to judge who is a genuine Christian and who isn't.

Sayeeda Warsi, secularism and the Pope
By Nelson Jones - 14 February 11:28

In complaining about "militant secularisation", Warsi is talking the Catholic leader's language.

Bideford Town Council hasn't a prayer
By Nelson Jones - 10 February 12:42

The High Court has ruled that local councils can't have prayers on the agenda.

When is a bishop not a bishop?
By Nelson Jones - 08 February 15:33

Twenty years after they began ordaining women, Anglicans still haven't taken the final step towards

Latter Day Taint?
By Nelson Jones - 07 February 11:44

Evidence suggests that Mitt Romney's religion is less important to voters than it is to reporters.

Is there a religion for atheists?
By Nelson Jones - 26 January 18:09

Modern secular culture has no authority with the political or moral clout to impose a single vision.

Keep religion out of politics, now more than ever
By Sophie McBain - 18 January 11:22

Liberal political systems allow space for personal religiosity. Those based on faith will squeeze pe

God save the Queen
By Nelson Jones - 10 January 14:51

Anglicans have good reason to be grateful to Elizabeth II. But will the church-state link be quite s

Enlightenment through play
By Sadiq Khan - 09 January 0:00

Last month I joined a delegation of MPs and peers to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank.

God need not be the enemy of science
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 January 0:00

“New atheists” like Richard Dawkins are wrong to insist that modern science can no longer be reconci

Paisley, the Pope, and the 1981 papers
By Nelson Jones - 30 December 12:29

Today, the torch of anti-papalism has been passed from Protestants to atheists.

Daniel Dennett and the bacterium of faith
By Nelson Jones - 20 December 16:47

How guilt reinforces the link between religion and positive social action.