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Crucible Course: 'Urban Challenge', 'Becoming Human'

Crucible Course: 'Urban Challenge', 'Becoming Human'

'Following Jesus on the margins’ is the strapline of the Crucible course, now in its tenth year in Birmingham, equipping pioneers of new forms of church for a changing culture.

Podcast: Geneva 2 Egypt's Constitutional Referendum, and more

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 right time for a movement against xenophobia

The right time for a movement against xenophobia

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.

Briefing on Lord Harries' amendments to the Lobbying Bill

Briefing on Lord Harries' amendments to the Lobbying Bill

A series of amendments are being tabled to the Lobbying Bill by Lord Harries today (15 January 2014), for which we offer a full briefing below.

Urgent petition: support Lord Harries' amendments to the Lobbying Bill

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.

Day workshop on 'multi-voiced church'

Day workshop on 'multi-voiced church'

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

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'

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

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.