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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

Today, 3 December 2013, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, proclaimed by the United Nations.

The church needs sexual healing

The church needs sexual healing

Ekklesia associate Savitri Hensman will be appearing on the BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme, and then on local station Radio Berkshire, on the morning of Sunday 1 December – talking about the Pilling report on sexuality in the Church of England, and hopefully getting the chance to mention her own important Ekklesia research paper, 'Church views on sexuality: recovering the middle ground'.

Representations of Islam in the media

Representations of Islam in the media

On Monday 18 November 2013 the two Edinburgh branches of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) will be meeting together to look at representations of Islam in the media.

Just under four weeks to reach 100,000 signatories for crucial welfare petition

Just under four weeks to reach 100,000 signatories for crucial welfare petition

The e-petition seeking a comprehensive, cumulative impact assessment of the UK government's welfare reforms has now exceeded 82,000 signatories - and has four weeks to reach its target of 100,000.

MENA region: from Arafat and Morsi to Iranian uranium

MENA region: from Arafat and Morsi to Iranian uranium

In his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) expert commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at a variety of political, religious and legal realities making news inside and outside the region.

Language, reality and religion: Rowan Williams' Gifford Lectures

Language, reality and religion: Rowan Williams' Gifford Lectures

Noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is delivering six lectures as part of the prestigious University of Edinburgh Gifford Lecture series this month. The first was last night and the second is tonight (5 November 2013).

Radical remembrance: celebrating dangerous women

Radical remembrance: celebrating dangerous women

'Dangerous Women' is the title of a conference taking place this weekend on the brave women who campaigned against the First World War, and for gender and social justice.

David Livingstone's legacy in contemporary London

David Livingstone's legacy in contemporary London

In the bi-centenary of David Livingstone's birth, Harecourt United Reformed Church is hosting an evening of conversation to reflect on the legacy of 19th century mission on contemporary London.

Understanding Christianity in Kurdistan today

Understanding Christianity in Kurdistan today

Gulan are organising an event at the Royal Geographical Society (Thursday 31 October) that sheds light on the culture, history and day-to-day life of an overlooked minority, Christians in Kurdistan.

The most diverse gathering of Christians ever?

The most diverse gathering of Christians ever?

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in the Republic of Korea will be the most diverse gathering of Christians ever, say Ka Hyun MacKenzie Shin and Roddy MacKenzie.