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Sunday Morning Live: tax avoidance, faith schools and Gaza

Sunday Morning Live: tax avoidance, faith schools and Gaza

Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley will be appearing on BBC1's Sunday Morning Live discussion-based television programme on 18 November 2012, broadcasting at 10.00am.

Spartacus launches new disability rights campaign on social media

Spartacus launches new disability rights campaign on social media

The 'We are Spartacus' (http://wearespartacus.org.uk/) network promoting disabled people's views on welfare reform, is launching a major campaign today (Monday 12 November 2012), and aims to make a big social media splash from 8am onwards.

Ekklesia coverage of the US election and its aftermath

Ekklesia coverage of the US election and its aftermath

Ekklesia provided 16 hours of live updates across the last day and half of the US presidential campaign and polling. We have updated this to include reaction and comment in the immediate aftermath of President Obama's re-election.

Launch of Rachel Mann's 'Dazzling Darkness'

Rachel Mann's passionate and thoughtful new book Dazzling Darkness: gender, sexuality and God, published by the Iona Community's Wild Goose imprint, is being launched at Manchester Cathedral, in the Nave, today (6 November 2012) at 7pm. The bookshop will be provided by St Denys' Manchester, and the launch price is £9.50. Ekklesia sends warmest wishes for the launch.

Religion and the US election: BBC Radio Scotland

With the US presidential election only a matter of days away, BBC Radio Scotland's 'Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross' programme will explore why religion is so important in American political life, and the extent to which religion and belief may impact the outcome of the electoral process.

The curious case of the Kirk's hotel in Tiberias

The curious case of the Kirk's hotel in Tiberias

Critical Religion coordinator and Ekklesia associate Dr Michael Marten, from the University of Stirling, has been interviewed by Caitlin Smith for a BBC documentary, picking up on his research on Scottish missions in Palestine. The presenter is Angus Roxburgh.

Archbishop being emailed over arms conference at Church House

Archbishop being emailed over arms conference at Church House

Plans for a conference of arms dealers at Church House, administrative HQ of the Church of England, have provoked shock, sadness and concern among Christians and others.

Redeeming Christianity from the margins

Redeeming Christianity from the margins

Ekklesia's Simon Barrow will be the keynote speaker at LGCM's annual meeting in London on Saturday 27 October. His theme will be 'Redeeming Christianity from the Margins'.

Moving beyond 'organised religion'

Moving beyond 'organised religion'

You are invited to join a discussion of 'moving beyond organised religion' on Sunday 21 October, from 12.30pm – 5pm, in the Hall at St John’s Church, Edinburgh, starting with a pot luck lunch (please bring a contribution).

WCC seeking workshop events for its 2013 assembly

WCC seeking workshop events for its 2013 assembly

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting applications for workshops, exhibitions and side events for its upcoming 10th Assembly to be held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The deadline to submit proposals is 31 October 2012.