Petition the Royal Mint for a decent WW1 commemoration
Peace activist, writer and Ekklesia associate Symon Hill has established a petition at Change.org calling on the Royal Mint: to replace the the Kitchener £2 coin with one that truly commemorates the millions who died in the First World War.
An open letter to government ministers from Free Church leaders in Britain has challenged their indifference to food poverty and the growth of foodbanks, along with their refusal of funding to support the most vulnerable.
Bethlehem, Kairos Palestine and funding Future Peacemakers
The 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' Christmastide celebrations and events at St James' Piccadilly are partly to raise funds for the Future Peacemakers Appeal, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem (www.holylandtrust.org) and partly to raise awareness and support for "Kairos Palestine", backed by Ekklesia and many others.
A festival of Bethlehem at Christmas is being celebrated at St James’s Piccadilly, London, from 23 December 2013 through to 5 January 2014, with people joining in on Facebook and Twitter from other parts of these islands… and the world.
Lord Harries' amendments to Lobbying Bill considered today
Amendments in line with recommendations in the second Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement (CCSDE) report on the government's Transparency in Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning, and Trade Union Administration Bill have been tabled by Lord Harries, the former Anglican Bishop of Oxford, for debate at Committee Stage in parliament on Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 December 2013.
Funded PhD studentships in Critical Religion available
Critical Religion at the University of Stirling is among the subject areas offering Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Awards under the Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland schemes in the Arts and Humanities.