A global poll emphasises the central and growing importance of religion to world society.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s outgoing PR adviser, George Pitcher, writes the NS diary.
Earlier this year, Andrew Zak Williams asked public figures why they believe in God. Now it’s the tu
Andrew Zak Williams discusses this week’s New Statesman article in which prominent atheists told him
The rationalist champion compares propositioning a woman with chewing gum.
The tenor of relationships within a religious community makes it the best tutorial in citizenship an
The rector of St James’s Piccadilly on the weird and wonderful life of a church in the heart of Lond
Victoria Coren takes a gamble on the idea that God has bigger fish to fry.
The discord between Sunnis and Shias dates back to the years immediately after the Prophet Muhammad’
East of the River Jordan, the defining geopolitical and religious schism in the Middle East pits Saudi Arabia against Iran.
Jason Cowley on the fallout from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s guest edit of the <em>New Statesman<
While we're on the subject of building resourcefulness and well-being, it is worth noting that many people are beginning to argue that a vision committed to empowering local politics in the UK needs a counterpart in the arena
Why are our lawmakers obsessed with “sharia law”?
I’m not a believer, but the Anglican tradition remains an important part of who I am.
The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o
When Rowan Williams and AC Grayling made headlines recently, one aspect of the God Debate was turned
The key dates in Shia history, from the death of the prophet Muhammad to the modern day.
We are being committed to radical, long-term policies for which no one voted.
The author on atheism, Anglicanism and "transcendental" experiences.
In our religiously plural society, faith has become become a source of identity -- and therefore of
An academic’s comments about “inbreeding” give right-wing papers an excuse to flag up tired stereoty
“People will often go to extraordinary lengths to maintain prior beliefs in the face of evidence to
Mehdi Hasan is horrified at the reaction to the killing of Osama by a handful of people in the Muslim community.
Richard Dawkins called him a "compliant quisling" for accepting the Templeton Prize. Here, Martin Re
In last week’s <em>New Statesman</em>, I asked 30 leading public figures why they believed in God. H
Modern readers often take Augustine’s <em>Confessions</em> to be an account of a saint’s struggles w
In our increasingly secular society, many religious people feel their voices are not heard. So here,
“Hinduism goes back 5,000 years. We’re used to a changing world”
Sam Harris, one of the “Four Horsemen” of new atheism, believes that science can never be reconciled