Welcome to Ekklesia

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing Ideas

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing World

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing Outlook

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

BRIEFING

School holidays mean struggling families skip meals

NEW RESEARCH shows that 43 per cent of parents are worried that the cost of the summer holidays and/or preparing their children to go back to school after the summer holiday will put them in financial difficulty. Worryingly, 13 per cent of parents reported being very...

COMMENTARY

Moving beyond a phantom election

AS THE 2024 General Election stumbles to the finishing line today, and unless anything truly unexpected happens now, history will surely marvel at how it succeeded in being both a theatrical non-event and politically momentous all at the same time. What we have mostly...

A volatile electoral climate and a sense of possibility

ELECTORAL MATTERS were simpler in 1882. “Every boy and every gal that's born into the world alive/Is either a little Liberal or else a little Conservat- ive!” Simpler, but far less democratic and carrying nowhere near the potential and challenge now unfolding. The...

Now is the time for social poets

IN 2021, Pope Francis addressed a Meeting of Popular Movements – activists from some of the most marginalised communities around the world, united by their struggle for justice and dignity. Beginning, “Dear Social Poets”, Pope Francis said: “This is what I like to...

MEDIA

UPDATES

Gaza news updates and truth-sourcing

IT HAS long been said that truth is the first casualty in war. In the age of digital technology, social media, AI and deepfakes, that awful reality has been turbo-charged. The continuing bombardment and assault on Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are prime...

Stations of the Cross for Gaza

WE ARE grateful to our friends at Christians for Palestine for producing a moving set of meditations and prayers for Gaza, using the traditional form of the Stations of the Cross, which depict Jesus's path to crucifixion. In commending these reflections we remember...