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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.

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.