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Beyond Belief: Islam and homosexuality discussion

As the Bill to allow same-sex marriage makes its way through the UK Parliament, BBC religion commentator and broadcaster Ernie Rea and guests on the Radio 4 'Beyond Belief' programme (4.30pm, Monday 25 February 2013) will be discuss whether homosexuality is compatible with Islam, and related questions.

Pope Benedict's impact on the Middle East and North Africa

Pope Benedict's impact on the Middle East and North Africa

In his latest podcast, Middle East analyst and Ekklesia associate, in conversation with James Abbott from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, reacts to the news of Pope Benedict XVI'

UN World Day of Social Justice

UN World Day of Social Justice

Today, (20 February 2013) is the UN World Day of Social Justice.

Freedom from hunger: realising the right to food in the UK

Freedom from hunger: realising the right to food in the UK

'Freedom from Hunger: Realising the Right to Food in the UK', A lecture by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Professor Olivier de Schutter, will be given on Monday 18 February 2013 at Doughty Street Chambers in London, from 6.00 - 7.30pm.

Middle East peace and Benedict's successor

The successor to the Pope Benedict XVI needs to build on the work done by his predecessor in attempting to encourage peace with justice in the Middle East and North Africa, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian told Premier Christian Radio on 12 February 2013.

Expectations of the new Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem

Expectations of the new Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem

In the second of two broadcasts, international lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is also an Ekklesia associate, talks about the newly elected Archbishop Nurhan Manoogian, 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.

How the new Jerusalem Patriarch was elected

How the new Jerusalem Patriarch was elected

International lawyer and ecumenical consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is an active Ekklesia associate and contributor, talks here to CivilNet TV (in Yerevan, Armenia) about the process of electing an Armenian patriarch in Jerusalem.

ATOS Healthcare debate in the Commons: briefing

ATOS Healthcare debate in the Commons: briefing

At 9.30am today (17 January 2013) the first House of Commons backbench business debate will be on ATOS Work Capability Assessments (member in charge: Michael Meacher, Labour, Oldham West and Royton).

PCR reflections: Syria, Egypt and Israel-Palestine

PCR reflections: Syria, Egypt and Israel-Palestine

In the 'listen again' MP3 links below, Premier Christian Radio's Marcus Jones is joined by General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos, and international lawyer, church consultant and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian.

'The Big Questions' tackles paternity, capitalism and the Holy Spirit

'The Big Questions' tackles paternity, capitalism and the Holy Spirit

The first episode of twelve in series six of 'The Big Questions', the BBC's Sunday morning religion and ethics TV programme, was broadcast yesterday morning (6 January 2013) on BBC1 at 10.00am. Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley was part of their line-up. It can be viewed on iPlayer.