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Turkey: One foot in Europe, one in the Middle East

Turkey: One foot in Europe, one in the Middle East

"A constantly developing situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region requires an equally constant and developing vigilance," comments regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian in introducing his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Disordering gender relationships: Women and Men After Christendom

Disordering gender relationships: Women and Men After Christendom

"A day taking the hierarchy out of gender" is how our partners the Anabaptist Network and Mennonite Trust (in association with Peace Church and Woodbrooke College) are describing their event on Saturday 26 October 2013 at the International Mission Centre (IMC) in Birmingham.

Korean ministers and peace activists' prayers against nuclear weapons

Korean ministers and peace activists' prayers against nuclear weapons

As Ekklesia reported this week, Korean church and peace activists in Busan are taking part in a 40 day fasting and prayer vigil against nuclear weapons from 30 September to 8 November 2013, coinciding at the end with the World Council of Churches Assembly there – and drawing attention to the consolidated action of churches against weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Crucible: Following Jesus on the margins

Crucible: Following Jesus on the margins

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

Libya: Militias, politics and the need for security

Libya: Militias, politics and the need for security

In his latest Middle East Analysis vodcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian turns attention towards North Africa today and more specifically, Libya.

International Peace Day - 21 September

International Peace Day - 21 September

This year, 2013, the International Day of Peace is on Saturday 21 September.

Ekklesia comment on the Syrian crisis

Ekklesia comment on the Syrian crisis

Ekklesia staff and associates have been busy commenting, analysing and reporting on the crisis in Syria and the responses of the international community, especially the UK and US governments.

Jim Wallis tour takes in Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester and London

Jim Wallis tour takes in Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester and London

New York Times bestselling author and commentator on faith and politics Jim Wallis is currently visiting Britain and Ireland for a range of speaking events following the launch of his book, On God's Side (Lion Hudson) - which discusses what religion forgets and politics hasn't learned about 'serving the common good'.

New monthly MENA radio slot for Ekklesia associate

New monthly MENA radio slot for Ekklesia associate

Premier Radio, the national Christian radio station, is beginning a new regular slot analysing the Middle East and North Africa with Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian – starting tonight (29 August 2013).

Questions about reforming the UN

Questions about reforming the UN

Arguments about policy on Syria have highlighted, among other things, the question of UN structure, functioning and voting power.