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Open letter: why the welfare cap is wrong

Open letter: why the welfare cap is wrong

Last week a range of NGOs, advocacy groups, disability rights campaigners and others (including the Christian political think-tank Ekklesia) signed an open letter promoted by Rick Burgess (Caledfwlch,

National day of fasting against hunger on Friday 4 April

National day of fasting against hunger on Friday 4 April

Half a million people are going without adequate food in Britain. The End Hunger Fast initiative, which is being backed by Ekklesia and others, is inviting people across the country to join in with a national day of fasting on 4th April 2014.

Video: reflecting on Israel-Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank

Video: reflecting on Israel-Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank

We are pleased to highlight an very interesting half-hour vimeo interview between Ekklesia associate and Middle East & North Africa regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian with Catholic Bishop Declan Lang.

Fair Pay Fortnight in England and Wales deserves our support

Fair Pay Fortnight in England and Wales deserves our support

Ekklesia is very pleased to be supporting Fair Pay Fortnight, which began on 24 March and runs through to Friday 4 April 2014, with some events over the weekend. It is an initiative of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Britain.

New, updated edition of Ben White's book on 'Israeli apartheid'

New, updated edition of Ben White's book on 'Israeli apartheid'

Pluto Press is tonight (21 March 2014) launching a new edition of Ben White's sharp and demanding analysis of Israeli-Palestinian politics, Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide.

Budget 2014: What have the churches been saying?

Budget 2014: What have the churches been saying?

As of 9.45am on Thursday 20 March 2014, the day after the Chancellor’s Budget statement, these were the comments and responses from the Churches in Britain that we were able to discover. Further updates will follow through Ekklesia’s ongoing reporting, commentary and analysis: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/budget2014

Ekklesia's Budget 2014 comment and analysis

Ekklesia's Budget 2014 comment and analysis

As usual, Ekklesia will offer running budget comment, analysis and response (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/budget2014) today and tomorrow (19-20 March 2014) - highlighting especially the moral and social issues, alternative economic perspectives, the response of charities, NGOs and faith groups, and emerging policy questions.

Breakfast Lobby ahead of Westminster welfare petition debate

Breakfast Lobby ahead of Westminster welfare petition debate

On the morning of the Thursday 27 February at 9.30am WOWpetition (the initiative of disabled and sick people calling for a cumulative impact assessment of welfare reform on the most vulnerable) will be holding a breakfast lobby in the Jubilee Room of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster – ahead of a debate in the Commons Chamber due for 11.30am.

Christians and the referendum in Scotland

A day event is being held at St Ninian's Church, Dundee, on Saturday 22 February 2014, specifically to help Christians reflect on the issues that should be considered before deciding whether to vote Yes or No to the question in the historic September referendum: 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'

Darwin Day Lecture: Science and the 'new creationists'

Darwin Day Lecture: Science and the 'new creationists'

Professor Paul Braterman will be giving a Darwin Day Lecture at Pond Hotel, Glasgow (Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XP, Scotland) at 2pm on Sunday 16 February 2014.