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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.

Ekklesia at the Labour conference

Ekklesia at the Labour conference

Ekklesia associate director Symon Hill is speaking at a lunchtime Labour Party conference fringe meeting in Liverpool today, sponsored by the Christian Socialist Movement.

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.