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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.

Making peace practical - from ideas to action

Peace. It's a great idea. But what does it mean in practice, and how do you actually do it, on the the ground, in day-to-fay realistic situations?

Ekklesia at Greenbelt 2013

Ekklesia at Greenbelt 2013

As usual, Ekklesia has a number of associates and friends taking part in the Greenbelt Festival this weekend - including Workshop, the grassroots theological education initiative, and a variety of Christian peace and justice organisations.

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Authors from the Very Short Introductions series are giving short talks and answering questions at Blackwells Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge, Edinburgh, tonight (Tuesday 20 August starting at 6.00 pm).

Against the death penalty: one for ten

Against the death penalty: one for ten

One For Ten is an revolutionary series of campaign films produced and broadcast online over five weeks in April and May of 2013.

Making ethical value the benchmark of profit

The future of fair trade initiatives, switching your money to local and ethical banks, and alternative approaches to business - these have all been looked at in conversations and talks at Just Festival this past month (August 2013), and there is a good deal more coming up in the 'Ethics Before Profit strand of programming.