Blogs

5 Aug 2013

Despite intermittent peace talks in neighbouring Uganda, the conflict between the DRC national army and rebels continues on the ground in eastern DRC.

5 Aug 2013

The Coalition Government faced calls to ban controversial zero-hours contracts, as protests against their introduction mushroomed this weekend.

4 Aug 2013

The Church of Scotland has expressed its disappointment at last week's court ruling in favour of the UK government’s so called bedroom tax.

4 Aug 2013

Teamwork is the key to CrossReach achieving its goals says the new Convener of the Church of Scotland's Social Care Council, Dr Sally Bonnar.

4 Aug 2013

A complete overhaul of human rights is needed in Iran, Amnesty has declared in relation to the inauguration of the new President this weekend.

4 Aug 2013

Starting with 25 January 2011, symbolic date of the Egyptian revolution, and 30 June 2013, the symptomatic date of a ‘coup’ or ‘second revolution’, the internet has been full of observations, cogitations, explanations and justifications about events in Cairo, Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria, Sinai and other parts of this history-rich country. Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at what is happening, and the varied responses it has elicited.

4 Aug 2013

Scottish and European figures, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and civic and faith leaders were among those involved in the opening of the 2013 Just Festival.

4 Aug 2013

Abortion. The subject is chronically divisive, splitting countries, social groups, religious bodies and households alike. A new play, 'Sanctuary', takes a very human look at the issues, bound up in a two-handed performance about the fragility of relationship and the agony of decision. Anna Schwoub reports and profiles one of the key performance pieces at the 2013 Just Festival.