Podcast: Geneva 2 Egypt's Constitutional Referendum, and more
In the first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2014, regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian, a regional expert and Ekklesia associate, looks at the upcoming Geneva 2 meeting about the on-going crisis in Syria, Egypt's constitutional referendum, and other Middle East and North Africa related concerns.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014, 18-25 January
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere) and enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. The theme for the week of prayer in 2014 is "Has Christ been divided?" (1 Corinthians 1.1-17).
The Movement Against Xenophobia is a new campaign, promoted by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and its allies, aimed at countering the vicious anti-immigrant discourse of mainstream politics in the UK.
Urgent petition: support Lord Harries' amendments to the Lobbying Bill
As we reach the final stages of the Lobbying Bill in parliament, the UK Government has started to respond to the overwhelming opposition from charities, NGOs and advocacy organisations. The pressure is working.
The Mennonite Trust and the Anabaptist Network, partners of Ekklesia in the Anabaptist Network of Organisations, are holding a day workshop on Saturday 18 January 2014 on the theme of 'multi-voiced church'.
Doctoral programme openings at the University of Roehampton
Professor Tina Beattie, Director of the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing, is notifying her contacts that the University of Roehampton is currently advertising for PhD applicants, since they have been awarded a number of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarships.
Migration was among the BBC New Year 'Big Questions'
The Big Questions returned for its seventh series live from Queen Mary University of London in Mile End on Sunday 5 January 2014 - showing on BBC1 at 10am, and now available for viewing via the iPlayer.
Petition the Royal Mint for a decent WW1 commemoration
Peace activist, writer and Ekklesia associate Symon Hill has established a petition at Change.org calling on the Royal Mint: to replace the the Kitchener £2 coin with one that truly commemorates the millions who died in the First World War.