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Conference: Equality and religion in a changing world

Conference: Equality and religion in a changing world

The fourth Cutting Edge Consortium Conference will take place on 1st November 2014 at Conway Hall, Red Lion’s Square from 10am to 5pm (registration from 9.30am). The theme of this year’s conference is “Equality and Religion in a Changing World”.

Accepting Evangelicals mark tenth anniversary

Accepting Evangelicals mark tenth anniversary

The pro-inclusion network Accepting Evangelicals (AE) is celebrating its tenth anniversary today, as the group meets in London, at St John's Church in Waterloo, for its Annual General Meeting.

Who would Jesus shoot? A debate

Who would Jesus shoot? A debate

This is the provocative title of a conversation and debate between Tom Yoder Neufeld, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies (New Testament) at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo and Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University.

Canadian Mennonites visit Britain with peace message

Canadian Mennonites visit Britain with peace message

With support from Ekklesia and other partners, the Anabaptist Network and the Mennonite Trust in Britain are coordinating the visit to the UK of Canadian Mennonites, Tom and Rebecca Yoder Neufeld.

Update: Ekklesia's bulletins returning in a new form

Update: Ekklesia's bulletins returning in a new form

After a gap of three-and-a-half months, due to significant structural reorganisation and staff changes, we are pleased to report that Ekklesia's bulletins are making a return a in a new form.

Our planning for the UK General Election

Our planning for the UK General Election

Tomorrow (19 September 2014) it will be exactly eight months until the United Kingdom general election. It is also the day on which the provisions of the new Lobbying Act come into force, imposing significant restrictions on how charities, NGOs and other non-party organisations are seen to campaign for their causes and concerns during this designated pre-election period.

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'.