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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.

World AIDS Day 2012: civic and church action

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Live from the Occupy the Issues conference

Live from the Occupy the Issues conference

Look out for live tweets from the 'Occupy the Issues' conference and seminar in Edinburgh today, beginning at 100.00am. These can be followed @simonbarrow on Twitter, using hashtags #occupy and #occupyissues.

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.