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Podcast updates on Gaza and the Middle East

Podcast updates on Gaza and the Middle East

In addition to recent radio interviews (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17466), Middle East specialist and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian has recorded two more podcasts in his ongoing series for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.

Sunday 25 November: Radio discussions of Gaza and Middle East

Sunday 25 November: Radio discussions of Gaza and Middle East

Middle East expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian will be interviewed live from the studio by twelve BBC regional stations on Sunday, 25th November, 7-9 AM (UK-GMT).

Christian Aid Gaza and Middle East crisis appeal

Christian Aid Gaza and Middle East crisis appeal

The Gaza and Middle East crisis appeal, launched by our friends at Christian Aid in the light of the recent escalation of violence in the area, will help those most in need, working through partners to provide medical assistance and other essential services.

The war of the (not so) holy waters in Jerusalem

The war of the (not so) holy waters in Jerusalem

International lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is a valued Ekklesia associate and Middle East expert, has been interviewed by Civil TV about the latest challenges presented by the privately owned water company in Israel against the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is under the care of three Christian traditions.

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.