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New chief operating officer for Ekklesia

New chief operating officer for Ekklesia

As part of an ongoing process of expansion and change, Ekklesia, the Christian political think-tank, is delighted to welcome Virginia Moffatt as our new chief operating officer, starting on 8th July 2014.

Can we make peace practical in a violent world?

Can we make peace practical in a violent world?

This is the theme of a discussion meeting taking place at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church tonight (7pm, Tuesday 3rd June 23014), in a two-part series co-sponsored by Ekklesia.

Living without enemies: seminar and videocast

Theologian and Anglican clergyman Sam Wells, who among other things is a specialist on the writings and thought of doyen Anabaptist-oriented public intellectual Stanley Hauerwas, has worked with Marcia Owen in the practical Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham (RCND) in the USA, as well as on a stimulating book called Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

Easter reflection: bayonets and green blades

Two friends of Ekklesia will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland at 8.05am on Easter Sunday morning (20 April 2014), in a programme intriguingly entitled 'Bayonets and Green Blades'.

Open letter: why the welfare cap is wrong

Open letter: why the welfare cap is wrong

Last week a range of NGOs, advocacy groups, disability rights campaigners and others (including the Christian political think-tank Ekklesia) signed an open letter promoted by Rick Burgess (Caledfwlch,

National day of fasting against hunger on Friday 4 April

National day of fasting against hunger on Friday 4 April

Half a million people are going without adequate food in Britain. The End Hunger Fast initiative, which is being backed by Ekklesia and others, is inviting people across the country to join in with a national day of fasting on 4th April 2014.

Video: reflecting on Israel-Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank

Video: reflecting on Israel-Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank

We are pleased to highlight an very interesting half-hour vimeo interview between Ekklesia associate and Middle East & North Africa regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian with Catholic Bishop Declan Lang.

Fair Pay Fortnight in England and Wales deserves our support

Fair Pay Fortnight in England and Wales deserves our support

Ekklesia is very pleased to be supporting Fair Pay Fortnight, which began on 24 March and runs through to Friday 4 April 2014, with some events over the weekend. It is an initiative of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Britain.

New, updated edition of Ben White's book on 'Israeli apartheid'

New, updated edition of Ben White's book on 'Israeli apartheid'

Pluto Press is tonight (21 March 2014) launching a new edition of Ben White's sharp and demanding analysis of Israeli-Palestinian politics, Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide.

Budget 2014: What have the churches been saying?

Budget 2014: What have the churches been saying?

As of 9.45am on Thursday 20 March 2014, the day after the Chancellor’s Budget statement, these were the comments and responses from the Churches in Britain that we were able to discover. Further updates will follow through Ekklesia’s ongoing reporting, commentary and analysis: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/budget2014