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Disorganised Religion: Reading the Bible After Christendom

Disorganised Religion: Reading the Bible After Christendom

The Occupy camp outside St Pauls cathedral with banners quoting biblical passages highlights the changing use of the Bible in a post-Christendom context.

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Radio discussions: The Arab Awakening?

Middle East specialist and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian is appearing on BBC and Premier Radio programmes over the New Year period, analysing the dramatic changes which have taken place in the region over the past year.

Marking World AIDS Day 2011

Marking World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December each year, is an important opportunity when governments, national AIDS programmes, faith organisations, community groups and individuals around the world focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic and emphasise the critical need for a committed, meaningful and sustained response.

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.