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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.

Probing behind society's closed doors

Probing behind society's closed doors

'Behind closed doors' is one of the five strands of the 2013 Just Festival, incorporating a blend of conversations, drama, talks, art and other performance media to explore the exclusions and marginalisations faced by many people today.

Promoting social change through the arts

Promoting social change through the arts

'Arts at the Heart of Change' is the theme of a conversation taking place on Friday 9th August in the hall at St John's Church, from 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.

Standing up to sectarianism

Standing up to sectarianism

As part of a series of events at Just Festival looking at how to break down barriers and confront bigotry locally and globally, a discussion is taking place tonight (Tuesday 6th August), on tackling sectarianism.

Mobility test: open letter from Disability Benefits Consortium

Mobility test: open letter from Disability Benefits Consortium

Ekklesia has endorsed the open letter to the UK Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister calling on them to reinstate the use of a 50 metre qualifying distance for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP Personal Independence Payment) for people wit disabilities.

Podcasts: Key developments across the Middle East region

The latest Middle East Analysis podcasts from Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian feature a comprehensive four-part analysis of some of the key developments in the region.

Festival of Spirituality and Peace prepares for a special launch

Festival of Spirituality and Peace prepares for a special launch

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which is now in its thirteenth year, is preparing for a significant facelift and renaming as it announces its 2013 programme next week.