War Game showing to mark 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, CND is hosting a screening of the classic anti-nuclear war film The War Game, including a discussion with the film's original editor Michael Bradsell, on Thursday 6 August.
Why enforcing the flawed PREVENT strategy is dangerous and misplaced
Ekkesia co-director Simon Barrow is one of a range of signatories to a letter in the Independent newspaper (others include leading academics, educationists and human rights advocates) expressing concern about the impact of an enforced PREVENT strategy on open debate, free speech and political dissent across Britain. There will be more to follow on this. The letter appeared on Friday 10th June 2015. It is reproduced in full here:
Preview: Ekklesia commentary on the 2015 Summer Budget
Chancellor George Osborne has promised "bold" policies that will "secure Britain's future" for his 2015 Budget, which will be unveiled when he addresses the House of Commons from 12.30pm today (Wednesday 8 July).
When Jonathan and Simon set up Ekklesia thirteen years ago, they began with just one webpage. Since then the site has grown into an amazing resource with over 20,000 pages, and is the hub of what we do.
£25,000 to bring a contemporary solution to an everyday problem
The Christian Initiative Trust has announced the launch of its 2015 awards scheme, renamed simply ‘The Christian Initiative Trust Awards’ or ‘CIT Awards’ for short, and this year they’re bigger and better than ever before!
Today 17th June 2015 sees the biggest ever Climate Change Lobby of Parliament. The ‘Speak Up For The Love Of’ Lobby has been organised by the Climate Change Coalition and partners Stop Climate Chaos Cymru, and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. Ten thousand people are expected to attend.
This year's Methodist Conference will take place in Southport at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre from 25 June to 2 July. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church and meets annually to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world.
Yes to Equal Marriage - a personal response to the Irish referendum
Yesterday evening I went out canvassing for a Yes vote with my friend Stephen Cooper-Fair in Killala. He had been out canvassing all last week and was feeling a little delicate from facing all those No voters. I agreed but really, I hadn't a clue what he was talking about. It's a referendum. People are entitled to their opinion right?