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Discussing Palestine

Discussing Palestine

Harry Hagopian, Middle East commentator and Ekklesia associate was on BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme this morning, discussing the complex issue of Palestinian statehood in the light of recent developments.

Bishop to speak at film on gay issues in Africa

This evening (12 August) at 17:45 there is a showing of the powerful film 'Getting Out', followed by Q&A with Bishop Christopher Senjonyo from Uganda, a courageous supporter of the rights and dignity of LGBT people, at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh.

Nonviolence: Global Days of Listening

Nonviolence: Global Days of Listening

Global Days of Listening hold quarterly internet gatherings of people around the world to listen to the hopes of those living in war-torn countries.

Radio reflections on the Middle East

Radio reflections on the Middle East

Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian will be appearing on the Premier Christian Radio breakfast programme tomorrow (19 June 2011) between 9am and 10am.

Live web streaming of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

Live web streaming of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

The World Council of Churches will be web streaming the plenary sessions and special events of the upcoming International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) from 18-24 May 2011.

Michael Gove, the DfE, and creationism in schools

Michael Gove, the DfE, and creationism in schools

On 12 May 2011 an open letter was sent to the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, signed by key figures from both the scientific and religious communities. It calls for a change to the national Department for Education (DfE) guidelines to prevent creationism being taught, presented, or otherwise promoted as a valid scientific position to children in publicly-funded schools.

A mistake to exclude RE from exams

A mistake to exclude RE from exams

Ekklesia believes that Beliefs and Values Education (what is currently called RE) should be part of the National Curriculum in schools - and in line with that, an element in the English Baccalaureate.

What next in Egypt?

What next in Egypt?

As the world seeks to take measure of the seismic change taking place in Egypt, and as the question about what kind of political settlement will follow the demise of President Hosni Mubarak emerges, BBC Radio 4's Sunday Programme on 13 February 2011 will examine the issues with a panel of experts - including regular Ekklesia contributor Dr Harry Hagopian.

New Year's resolution: change British politics

New Year's resolution: change British politics

Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley, who has been seconded* for part of the week to act as a spokesperson for the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign, has made a video appealing for New Year support in the run-up to the 5 May 2011 voting system referendum.

Sunday morning gets lively

Sunday morning gets lively

Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley will be a panelist on the BBC1 Sunday Morning Live television programme today (7 November 2010) at 10am - discussing strikes, allegations that the church is under threat, and the debate around poppy-wearing.