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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'.

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.