• 25 Sep 2015

    Ekklesia is committed to the abolition of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). We are therefore working with Stef Benstead, an independent researcher who lives personally with the issues she is researching, to help develop a new system designed by disabled people. We invite you to take part in our surgery. Trigger Warning: The survey is a standard questionnaire which we hope the majority of people will feel comfortable with. We are aware, however, that for some people, filling in a questionnaire like this will remind them of the distress caused by the WCA. If you feel this may be the case for you but have ideas about the new system, we invite you to send your thoughts via the email address provided.

  • 24 Sep 2015

    Despite public assurances, the threat of redundancy against religion scholars at the University of Stirling has not been removed, and nor has any commitment been made to rescind the threat to wind down a globally-recognised department examining the role of religion in an independent, critical way.

  • 23 Sep 2015

    There is a strong theological case for the marriage of same-sex couples, according to a new report.

  • 23 Sep 2015

    As Pope Francis arrived in the USA his biographer, British journalist Paul Vallely tweeted, "The Pope said on the plane what I said last week in - and what he said after Evangelii Gaudium “It’s not Marxism. It’s classic Catholic social teaching, as developed by previous popes.”

  • 22 Sep 2015

    SEX AND SENSIBILITY: SALLY HITCHINER AND PETER TATCHELL IN CONVERSATION 13 October, 6.30pm, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP Tickets £6.

  • 22 Sep 2015

    The relationship between outward forms and inward truth has been at the heart of dissent for centuries. In a secular society, the nature of those forms may have shifted, but the potential for coercion through intolerance remains.

  • 21 Sep 2015

    As many of us feared, Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader has resulted in an onslaught of negative stories in the press, with even the liberal Guardian joining in.

  • 20 Sep 2015

    Does the British establishment, in its entirety, really believe in democracy? Perhaps for some elements, the best reply to that would be – up to a point.

  • 14 Sep 2015

    As anyone who has trekked in mountainous country will tell you, when disorientated, stand still and take stock.

  • 14 Sep 2015

    Last Tuesday (8 September) I and other members of the London Catholic Worker took part in a ‘No Faith in War’ day of action outside the Excel Centre, London. Faith groups Put Down the Sword, Pax Christi and Disarm Quakers were also coming together to disrupt the setting up of the DSEi, the world’s largest arms fair.