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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.

Events relating to Pope Benedict in Britain

Events relating to Pope Benedict in Britain

The full itinerary for the papal visit from 16 - 19 September 2010 as well as details of unofficial events and protests is now available.

Press Summary 31 August 2010

Press Summary 31 August 2010

A selection of stories from the press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced by our staff, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC, international media and the tabloids.

Press Roundup Thursday 27 August 2010

Press Roundup Thursday 27 August 2010

A selection of stories from the press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced by our staff, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids.

Press Roundup Thursday 26 August 2010

Press Roundup Thursday 26 August 2010

A selection of stories from the press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced by Ekklesia staff, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids.

Press Roundup Thursday 19 August 2010

Press Roundup Thursday 19 August 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily by George Fitzherbert-Brockholes, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, G