staff writers's blog

Baptism as a gateway to rethinking conflict transformation?

Baptism as a gateway to rethinking conflict transformation?

Questions of war and peace are sometimes seen by Christians as somewhat separate from core gospel convictions, and are pigeon holed as issues upon which we will differ 'on ethical grounds'.

WORK FOR US: Ekklesia seeks an administrator

WORK FOR US: Ekklesia seeks an administrator

Ekklesia is currently searching for a top-notch administrator to help set up our London office, work closely with our new Chief Operating Officer, and get us optimally shaped into a small, mobile, effective and intelligent unit operating on limited resources – but definitely looking to grow.

Drones bring neither security nor justice

Drones bring neither security nor justice

Hosted by the Iona Community and Fellowship of Reconciliation Scotland, Chris Cole, coordinator of the advocacy and information organisation, Drone Wars UK, is currently on a short Scottish tour, coinciding with Christian Aid Week and the start of the Church of Scotland General Assembly.

An unforgiving environment for thousands of disabled people across the UK

This new report Beyond the Barriers: Employment Support Allowance, the Work Programme and recommendations for a new system of support, released by the Spartacus Network and co-published by Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform today, demonstrates that the policy status quo presents an unforgiving environment for thousands of disabled people across the UK, says its stinging conclusion.

World Autism Awareness Day 2014

World Autism Awareness Day 2014

The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is on 2 April 2014. Every year, autism organisations around the world mark and celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

Background to the Arms Trade Treaty

Background to the Arms Trade Treaty

At least 500,000 people die every year on average and millions more are displaced and abused as a result of armed violence and conflict.

Earth Hour: a movement, not just a moment

Earth Hour: a movement, not just a moment

Earth Hour (http://www.earthhour.org/) is 8.30pm tonight. Switch off to switch on. Ekklesia is one of the organisations backing this global initiative. But there is more…

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong

"Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong". This is an epithet attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, said of Nelson Mandela, and central to a Christian understanding of strength as the power of love rather than a love for the kind of power that overwhelms.

Opportunities to work for Ekklesia

Opportunities to work for Ekklesia

Thanks you to those who expressed interest and applied for the post of Chief Operating Officer for Ekklesia. The deadline for applications is now closed.

Vigil for imprisoned anti-war Catholic priest

Vigil for imprisoned anti-war Catholic priest

Members of the London Catholic Worker group are organising another vigil outside Wandsworth prison tomorrow (Saturday 22 March 2014), from 1-4 pm, in support of imprisoned peace and anti-war activist Martin Newell, a Catholic priest from east London.