Kosher? It’s all around you
Kosher? It’s all around you
By Nina Caplan - 09 May 12:24

Does it seem as if Jewish cuisine has made no mark on Britain? Think again

Halal hysteria
Halal hysteria
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 May 10:59

The British “debate” about meat, animal cruelty and ritual slaughter has become a proxy for deeper fears.

Gay marriage
Marriage Guidance
By Nelson Jones - 08 May 10:46

The debate on same sex marriage has so far been dominated by its opponents.

New Statesman
Is Vatican III the answer?
By Paul Donovan - 04 May 12:59

The Cardinal Sean Brady case shows only root and branch reform can deal with the issue of abuse in t

New Statesman
The limits of science: Denis Alexander
By Denis Alexander - 02 May 17:30

Director, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge

New Statesman
Face to Faiths
By Nelson Jones - 02 May 16:37

How do we maintain a cohesive society with increasingly few shared beliefs and assumptions?

Two nuns walk towards Ground Zero in New York.
Nuns on the run
By Nelson Jones - 20 April 10:35

Why is the Vatican cracking down on dissident American nuns?

York Cathedral.
Sentamu's bulldog to become top church spin-doctor
By Nelson Jones - 16 April 14:26

The Reverend Arun Arora has been appointed head of communications at Church House.

New Statesman
Some people are religious. Get over it!
By Nelson Jones - 13 April 11:02

The proposed "ex-gay" bus advert was offensive, but gay Christians face a genuine dilemma.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu baptises a local church goer.
The left should embrace religious voters
By Jonathan Birdwell - 11 April 11:03

Contrary to Nelson Jones, Demos's report shows that the faithful are key allies for progressives.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
Are religious people really more left-wing?
By Nelson Jones - 10 April 13:32

Demos's analysis suffers from some severe methodological problems.

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