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Accord Coalition for inclusive education at C of E General Synod

Following the success of the Accord Coalition fringe meeting at the Church of England's General Synod in February, a further event will take place at the Synod in York, at lunchtime on Monday 9 July 2012.

Cristnogaeth 21 Conference: Re-visioning Christianity for the C21st

Cristnogaeth 21 Conference: Re-visioning Christianity for the C21st

Simon Barrow, co-director of Christian think-tank Ekklesia, is the keynote speaker at Cristnogaeth 21's (Christianity 21's) annual conference in Wales.

When politics fails: the churches and Israel/Palestine

Mark Braverman, a powerful Jewish advocate for a just-peace in Palestine/Israel, is speaking at a meeting in Edinburgh (12.30pm, 23 May 2012) sponsored by the Scottish Palestinian Forum in association with the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council.

The real impact of disability cuts

Here is the full text of the letter published in the Guardian (17 May 2012) from disability organisations and disabled rights advocates, backed by signatories from charities, NGOs, academics and others (including Ekklesia), on the impact of government cuts hitting disabled people.

Radio Wales discussion of House of Lords Reform

Radio Wales discussion of House of Lords Reform

Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow appears on BBC Radio Wales' 'All Things Considered' programme at 9am on Sunday 29 April 2012. It lasts around 30 minutes and is also available afterwards as a Podcast.

Professor Naomi Goldenberg lecture in Bloomsbury to be 'tweetcast'

Professor Naomi Goldenberg lecture in Bloomsbury to be 'tweetcast'

Professor Naomi Goldenberg (University of Ottawa) gives her public lecture in London on Thursday 26 April 2012, as part of her short tour in Scotland and England.

Exploring how identities and modernities function in Europe

A one day conference is taking place on Wednesday 28 March 2012 in Kingston, west London, from 9am to 5.30pm. Some 80 people, including academics and researchers, are participating.

The Eye of the Needle: Biblical Clues to a New Economy

The Eye of the Needle: Biblical Clues to a New Economy

A one day conference in Bristol on Saturday 24th March 2012 will explore the distinctive contribution of radical Christian faith to the shaping of a new post-financial crisis economic order.

How can weapons of war be turned into life-giving art?

As previously reported on Ekklesia, Professor Jolyon Mitchell from Edinburgh University delivered his inaugural lecture entitled 'How can weapons be turned into art? How can swords be transformed into ploughshares?' back in September last year. It is now available to view here on YouTube, and very well worth watching.

Occupy eviction: letter to St Paul's Cathedral

Occupy eviction: letter to St Paul's Cathedral

The following letter is being sent this week to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral, with a copy to the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.