Agenda

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia was one of the first members of MakePovertyHistory, and has commented widely on the values and thinking behind the idea of ‘Jubilee’ and debt remission. It has also taken part in debates

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia is working on proposals to encourage more proportional systems of voting and independent politics.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia is often asked to comment on faith schools, and in particular their funding and admissions policies. It has also worked on the teaching of creationism.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia’s response to the report “Prosperity with a Purpose” has been widely covered in press and media, and also its work on religion and politics.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia has often been asked to comment on issues of homosexuality in the Church of England. Ekklesia has sponsored a number of events on homosexuality and homophobia.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia proposes non-violent alternatives to military action as well as peace-making strategies. Ekklesia hit the headlines in 2002 by proposing public consideration of strategies for non-violent regime change in Iraq.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Gordon Brown has proposed that Remembrance Sunday might be developed into a patriotic national day to celebrate British history, achievements and culture. Ekklesia has suggested that Martin Luther King’s ‘World House’ vision would be a better starting point.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia has tracked the growing awareness amongst churches and other faith groups of climate change. It has monitored and reported the campaigns and initiatives by many Christian groups in this area.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia’s work in this area has focused on restorative justice and reconfiguring the criminal justice system.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia has written about and been quoted on the issue of ‘disability’ abortions. Comments have also been made about frozen embryos, euthanasia and living wills.