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Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley on sabbatical during GE2015

Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley on sabbatical during GE2015

Our co-director Jonathan Bartley is taking a short unpaid sabbatical from Ekklesia, starting at Easter and running until after the General Election. This is because he is running as a parliamentary candidate, and both he and Ekklesia wish to avoid any confusion between those two roles.

Migration, the churches and the General Election

Migration, the churches and the General Election

Migration is a major pastoral issue for civic groups and churches. New communities enliven church life and community activity. They also encounter the challenges posed by often harsh immigration restrictions, scapegoating and economic uncertainty.

'Minding our own business: our common goods' at the Hurtado Centre

'Minding our own business: our common goods' at the Hurtado Centre

As the first of a developing series offering space for conversation and reflection on how we live together, the Hurtado Jesuit Centre will be looking at topical economic, political and cultural issues in the light of principles and values from Catholic social teaching that can be shared by people of faith or no faith.

Christians pray and march together to urge action on climate change

Christians pray and march together to urge action on climate change

The Christian environment charity, Operation Noah, will be hosting an ecumenical climate service before the ‘Time to Act’ national climate march on Saturday, 7 March, 2015 at St Mary le Strand Church, starting at 11.30am.

Debt relief for Greece makes economic and moral sense

Debt relief for Greece makes economic and moral sense

Ekklesia, the politics and beliefs thinktank, has joined senior religious leaders in calling for a positive debt deal for Greece and an alternative, moral approach to the economic crises brought about by debt-deflationary policies and austerity.

A painful week for MENA non-citizens

A painful week for MENA non-citizens

In a painful week for many Middle East and North Africa (MENA) non-citizens, we are pleased to share Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian's latest episode of 'MENA Analysis'.

Undergraduates reflect on 'Jesus and politics'

Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley, author of 'Faith and Politics After Christendom (Paternoster Press), is a keynote speaker at an undergraduate day at Oasis College of Higher Education in London on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: generating hope not fear

In the worldwide Catholic Church, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is celebrated in January each year, having been instituted in 1914 by Pope Pius X. In 2015 it falls on 18 January, which is also the Church's World Peace Day (and for many the first Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity).

Quality-checking the UK Government

Quality-checking the UK Government

Between 14 January and 11 February 2015 you can get your chance to say how well or otherwise the UK Government has done in building a better society.

Is Palestine on the ropes?

What happens when nobody has the moral strength for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?