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Equality and religious freedom

Equality and religious freedom

'Equality and religious freedom: what accommodation is reasonable?' is the title of an important meeting on Tuesday 4th February, 6.30pm, at the House of Commons, Westminster, in Committee Room 15.

Good work? Ecumenical World Development Conference 2014

What is good work? How do we understand it theologically and recognise it in practice? What role can it play in helping to create more just societies and a fairer world? And how can we work with others here and elsewhere to enable more people to have access to it?

Is war ever just? The Big Questions, 26 January 2014

Is war ever just? The Big Questions, 26 January 2014

On Sunday 26 January 2014, BBC1's ethics and beliefs discussion show, The Big Questions, features a special edition recorded at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK in Salford, where presenter Nicky Campbell will be asking just one Big Question: Is war ever just?

Changing the tenor of the sexuality debate within the churches

Changing the tenor of the sexuality debate within the churches

Ekklesia has just published what Thinking Anglicans (http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk) is kind enough to call "a major commentary" on the Pilling report, written by our associate Savitri Hensman.

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.