Blogs

  • 6 Nov 2014

    I once heard it said that we will never stop going to war until we have the courage to admit that many of the lives lost are simply wasted, sacrificed for nothing. This is a terrible thing to admit, especially for the bereaved, but if it will prevent other young lives being wasted, isn’t it our duty to face the truth?

  • 4 Nov 2014

    The meaning and integrity of any creative work – literary, musical or visual – inheres in completeness. Imagine Beethoven's last symphonic work without the great choral cry of “Freude!” Or Shelley's Ozymandias shorn of its final four lines and thus reduced from an enduring reminder of the transience of power to a graceful, if mordant antiquarian observation.

  • 3 Nov 2014

    Our colleagues at Pax Christi UK, part of the international Catholic peace movement, have put out a statement following consultation with members, and a link to resources around Remembrance.

  • 1 Nov 2014

    Red, white, purple or any combination thereof. The hue of the poppy we wear should be the choice of an informed conscience. To be coerced into a symbol, for whatever reason and by whatever means, immediately invalidates its significance.

  • 31 Oct 2014

    The fourth Cutting Edge Consortium Conference will take place on 1st November 2014 at Conway Hall, Red Lion’s Square from 10am to 5pm (registration from 9.30am). The theme of this year’s conference is “Equality and Religion in a Changing World”.

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Ekklesia is please to be supporting the British tour of Professor Tom and Rebecca Yoder Neufeld, which continues in Scotland next week (2-6 November 2014).

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Ekklesia is pleased to be connected to both domestic and global initiatives in Anabaptist thinking about peace, justice and the role and witness of church communities in a changing world.

  • 31 Oct 2014

    A reminder that Ekklesia associate, international lawyer and church consultant Dr Harry Hagopian features in a regular Premier Christian Radio broadcast on the Thursday of the last week of every month.

  • 30 Oct 2014

    UK government ministers are considering slashing Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to most people unable to work because of sickness or disability, the BBC has reported.

  • 29 Oct 2014

    When Atos walked away from its contract to carry out Work Capability Assessments, the government needed to find a replacement. Today (29 October 2014) it was announced that the contract has been awarded to Maximus. Only time will tell of course, but for many disabled people the initial reaction may be, ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire’.