A graffiti image of Jesus. Photo: Getty
Jesus was a lefty
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 December 9:19

Conservatives claim Christ as one of their own. But he was the unemployed son of two asylum-seekers with all the personal traits of a modern revolutionary. 

Let the American anti-Quran pastor visit Britain
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 December 10:55

Theresa May is being urged to ban him. Free speech demands she shouldn’t.

An atheist in the White House? Why not? It’s happened before
By Tony Hudson - 10 December 17:02

A quick glance at American history could give non-believers hope for the future.

Atheists not allowed
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 December 10:24

What do you do in a country where you have to belong to a religion?

Saved by the cell
By Deborah MacKenzie - 02 December 9:22

Two recent cases show the progress being made by stem-cell researchers – but their work is still und

The NS Interview: Julia Neuberger, rabbi and Lib Dem peer
By Samira Shackle - 02 December 7:12

“I have been shocked to see people spit at Muslims”

Goodbye and good riddance to the Dalai Lama
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 November 9:17

Here’s hoping, anyway...

The 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 November 10:20

Nothing for Europe to crow about.

Full interview with Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 November 7:36

“I don’t believe we have extremist groups in Tower Hamlets”

Bible: the Story of the King James Version (1611-2011)
By Frank Field - 11 November 12:51

Next year is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. This landmark of the most loved book ever published in English will be marked in numerous ways.

Fear and loathing in Manhattan
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 November 10:41

Opponents of the so-called Ground Zero mosque are giving the perpetrators of the 11 September attack

Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens to face off over religion
By George Eaton - 12 October 12:35

Writer and former prime minister to debate role of religion in Toronto.

Laurie Penny: Lessons from the Pope Protest
By Laurie Penny - 24 September 12:24

Now the Pope has gone home, the left needs to rediscover the courage of its convictions.

The Pope and totalitarian regimes
By Ed Kessler - 20 September 16:46

Pope Benedict XVI ignores the role of religion in the rise of the 20th century’s totalitarian regime

Archbishop’s address: full text
By Staff blogger - 17 September 18:06

The Archbishop of Canterbury emphasises Anglo-Catholic unity and urges the gathered bishops to lead

Let’s be friends
By Ed Kessler - 17 September 17:03

Addressing a group of laypeople and religious leaders, the Pope avoided controversy and emphasised h

The great “Protest the Pope” implosion
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 September 10:23

It’s been a damp squib so far. Does opposition to the papal visit come only from a liberal metropoli

Laurie Penny: Proud to say nope to the Pope
By Laurie Penny - 17 September 9:54

Those planning to protest the Pope's visit are not instinctively anti-Catholic. But justice demands

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Paul Johnson
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 17 September 9:46

“I suspect the sex abuse scandal has been greatly exaggerated”.

A curious tale of two embassies
By Geoffrey Robertson - 16 September 18:42

At Westminster Hall in London, on the very spot where England's last absolute monarch was convicted of torture and tyranny, the world's most absolute dictator presumes to lecture our present leaders on the sins of the democrat

The Pope, the Vatican and the Foreign Office: a response
By Geoffrey Robertson - 16 September 10:34

Detailing the Freedom of Information exchanges with the FCO.

An interfaith take on the Pope’s visit
By Ed Kessler - 15 September 18:59

Will the Pope address the impact that the Enlightenment has had on his Church?

Time to "uninvent" the Reformation
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 12:47

Is this the Pope's hidden plan?

Eid mubarak!
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 September 10:24

“Understanding Islam” is a very welcome new initiative from the Coexist Foundation.

No burning issue
By Patrick Osgood - 09 September 19:55

Freedoms of speech do not excuse giving the largest soapbox to the most egregious orator.

This humiliation can never be erased
By Caroline Crampton - 09 September 19:23

Tens of thousands of victims have now come forward to confirm that they were abused by Catholic priests. Apologies have been made by the pontiff, and millions of dollars have been paid out by the Vatican in compensation.

The case against Vatican power
By Geoffrey Robertson - 08 September 19:48

The Catholic Church claims the privileges of statehood, which gives it huge advantages over other re

Catholic Church accuses BBC of 'institutional bias' against Christianity
By New Statesman - 06 September 11:33

Cardinal Keith O'Brien claims BBC is biased against 'Catholicism in particular'.

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Jerry Falwell
By Patrick Osgood - 06 September 10:50

The American televangelist wedded God and politics in way that lives on in the American right today.