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PCR reflections: Syria, Egypt and Israel-Palestine

PCR reflections: Syria, Egypt and Israel-Palestine

In the 'listen again' MP3 links below, Premier Christian Radio's Marcus Jones is joined by General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos, and international lawyer, church consultant and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian.

'The Big Questions' tackles paternity, capitalism and the Holy Spirit

'The Big Questions' tackles paternity, capitalism and the Holy Spirit

The first episode of twelve in series six of 'The Big Questions', the BBC's Sunday morning religion and ethics TV programme, was broadcast yesterday morning (6 January 2013) on BBC1 at 10.00am. Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley was part of their line-up. It can be viewed on iPlayer.

Ekklesia over Christmas and into the New Year

Ekklesia over Christmas and into the New Year

Ekklesia's daily email bulletin will be formally taking a break from 24th December 2012 through to Thursday 3rd January, with the possibility of one instalment between Christmas and the New Year.

Petition calling for a cumulative impact assessment of Welfare Reform

Ekklesia is pleased to support the following e-government petition (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154), tabled by Francesca Martinez and WOW (War on Welfare) disability campaigners, calling for a cumulative impact assessment of Welfare Reform and a new deal for disabled people. The wording is as follows. Supporters can click the link below to sign.

The importance of International Migrants Day

The importance of International Migrants Day

On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day.

Anglicans challenge C of E equal marriage 'lock'

Anglicans challenge C of E equal marriage 'lock'

Dozens of clergy, including Lord Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford, have signed a letter to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, coordinated by Changing Attitude, protesting the proposed ban on any Church of England solemnisation of same-sex marriages.

Why do Christians differ on the issue of human rights?

Why do Christians differ on the issue of human rights?

To coincide with Human Rights Day 2012 (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17578), it seems appropriate to highlight a past report from Ekklesia, authored by Savitri Hensman, examining 'Contrasting church attitudes on human rights for all'.

Our voice counts: Human Rights Day 2012

Our voice counts: Human Rights Day 2012

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Osborne's talk of 'skivers' bears scant relation to the truth

Osborne's talk of 'skivers' bears scant relation to the truth

The following is the full text of the letter to the Observer newspaper (9 December 2012), on the impact of the government's autumn budget statement, from charities, churches, trade unions and NGOs. Ekklesia fully endorses the sentiment and message of this letter.

The Robin Hood Tax, Malawi, and action to tackle AIDS

The Robin Hood Tax, Malawi, and action to tackle AIDS

The Robin Hood Tax Campaign, to which Ekklesia is affiliated, works for the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax. It also examines the difference an FTT could make in relation to poverty, the environment and challenges like the AIDS pandemic.