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White Ribbon Day: men opposing violence against women

25 November is again designated 'White Ribbon Day' by Men Working Against Violence Against Women this year.

Operation Noah: churches' climate change action needed Bright Now

Operation Noah’s Bright Now campaign is calling for UK Churches to disinvest from fossil fuels.

Manchester lecture: disabled church, disabled society

A talk on 'Disabled Church: Disabled Society', by Ekklesia associate the Rev Dr John Gillibrand takes place at 7pm at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday 18th November 2014.

Powerful Christian debate on war and peace… where next?

As part of its ongoing work on Remembrance, peacemaking and the investment of churches and civil society groups in alternatives to armed conflict, Ekklesia was delighted to sponsor a conversation on 12 November 2014 looking the justification of war alongside opposition to war, violence and nonviolence in the Christian tradition.

No glory in arms trading as 'remembrance'

Despite, or perhaps because of, its history of war profiteering, the arms industry has only been too happy to exploit the legacy of those who have died in conflicts and to brazenly associate itself with their annual memorials, write Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart of Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Pax Christi materials for Remembrance

Our colleagues at Pax Christi UK, part of the international Catholic peace movement, have put out a statement following consultation with members, and a link to resources around Remembrance.

Anabaptist thinking about Christian engagement a changing world

Ekklesia is pleased to be connected to both domestic and global initiatives in Anabaptist thinking about peace, justice and the role and witness of church communities in a changing world.

The future of religion and belief in Scotland's schools

"Education or indoctrination: the future of religion in Scotland's schools" was the subject of a fascinating discussion at the University of Stirling on Thursday 23rd October, sponsored by Logie Kirk Trust and promoted by our partners at the Critical Religion Association (

Rallies for 'A Just Scotland' and 'Britain Needs A Pay Rise'

In the aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum, a movement galvanised by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is organising a large rally today (Saturday 18 October 2014) in Glasgow, to the put the case for social justice at the heart of policy and power.

Ekklesia and the Oxford half-marathon: the race is today!

On Sunday 12 October 2014, Ekklesia's new chief operating officer, Virginia Moffatt, is taking part in the Oxford half marathon. In so doing she will be raising money for our work on welfare and inclusion, reconciliation, re-imagining remembrance, alternatives to austerity and more.