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Parliament to hear 'Why We are Failing Disabled People' author

Parliament to hear 'Why We are Failing Disabled People' author

The Voice UK All Party Parliamentary Group is bringing the needs of people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse.to the attention of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

In 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Events are moving fast in Syria

Events are moving fast in Syria

With developments relating to Syria proceeding fast, Middle East expert, churches' adviser, lawyer and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been on Al Jazeera (English) again, offering an up-to-date assessment of where things are - not least in relation to Turkey's role and to the stance of the Arab League.

How the churches can seize the Occupy moment

How the churches can seize the Occupy moment

Now that a legal confrontation between St Paul's Cathedral and the Occupy London anti-corporate greed and economic injustice camp on its doorstep seems to have been avoided, we can and should move back to the main issues of social, economic, political and spiritual transformation.

Sunday Programme: God, Mammon and St Paul's

Sunday Programme: God, Mammon and St Paul's

Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley is one of those interviewed outside St Paul's Cathedral for a feature on this morning's BBC Radio 4 'Sunday' programme on religion and belief issues (30 October 2011).

Christian solidarity with the ‘Occupy London’ movement

Christian solidarity with the ‘Occupy London’ movement

A number of Christian organisations have written a statement expressing solidarity with the ‘Occupy London’ movement. It reads as follows:

Focus on Middle East Quartet policy, rather than Tony Blair

Focus on Middle East Quartet policy, rather than Tony Blair

As discussions over the future of Israel and Palestine resumes in Brussels this weekend, attention has once again turned towards the role of the Quartet on the Middle East, the collectivity of nations and international and supranational bodies involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

WCC on UN membership application of Palestine

WCC on UN membership application of Palestine

World Council of Churches' general secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse, has today (28 September 2011) issued the following statement on Palestine's UN membership application.

Jerusalem churches on Palestinian statehood

Jerusalem churches on Palestinian statehood

Among those with a significant stake in achieving a just-peace for Palestinians and Israelis are the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem. Earlier this month they issued a communiqué, reported in Ekklesia (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15393), which sets out their perception of the key principles involved in the debate about Palestinian statehood.

Quaker Week events for 2011

Quaker Week 2011 takes place from 1-9 October, providing an opportunity to reflect on the theme, 'Making Peace a Way of Life', and to discover more about the convictions and practice of the Religious Society of Friends.