Regular comment and analysis from some of our staff and associates.

  • November 29, 2011

    It’s staring George Osborne in the face. It’s written in the Autumn Statement. But the Chancellor still doesn’t get it, says Jonathan Bartley. But the green challenge is central to developing a just, sustainable economy.

  • November 29, 2011

    The Voice UK All Party Parliamentary Group is bringing the needs of people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or the attention of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

  • November 28, 2011

    I'm used to reading inaccurate things about myself on the internet, but I had a surprise last week when reading an inaccurate description of myself in an article which I had written.

  • November 28, 2011

    The UK government is demanding payment from Egypt for money loaned to Mubarak to help him to buy weapons. The money is claimed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), a secretive unit of Vince Cable's Department for Business. It has a...

  • November 26, 2011

    Almost a decade ago, Zakia Jafri’s husband was brutally murdered, alongside many neighbours he was trying to protect, records Savi Hensman. Her lengthy struggle for justice is an inspiring example of what ordinary people can achieve when faced...

  • November 25, 2011

    Ekklesia is a co-signatory to a letter in the Guardian today (25 November 2011), along with five other churches and groups, regarding the growing pay gap...

  • November 24, 2011

    Increases in Britain’s aid budget have been typically characterised by the Daily Mail among others as ‘pouring billions of pounds...

  • November 24, 2011

    In 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • November 23, 2011

    Unity for the Palestinians will be achieved only when the people collectively build a common vision on how to tackle the occupation, says Ghassan Rubeiz, noting the encouraging moves towards nonviolence at the grassroots and among some key...

  • November 23, 2011

    At the G20 Cannes Summit my colleague Tina Weller accused David Cameron of being cynical for hiding behind the likes of Barack Obama and Julia Gillard, by choosing only to support taxes on financial transactions as a nice idea in theory.

  • November 21, 2011

    With developments relating to Syria proceeding fast, Middle East expert, churches' adviser, lawyer and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been on Al Jazeera (English) again, offering an up-to-date assessment of where things are - not least...

  • November 20, 2011

    “A dog starved at his master's gate, predicts the ruin of the state”. These lines from William Blake's Auguries of Innocence go beyond the obvious cruelty they describe. They remind us of the destruction which follows when power...

  • November 19, 2011

    The Office of the Schools Adjudicator’s determination in relation to Coloma Convent Girls' School’s admission policy (

  • November 17, 2011

    Every day it seems that Europe sinks deeper and deeper into a pit of debt, with one country after another finding the interest rates demanded on its borrowings climbing ever higher.

  • November 16, 2011

    While attempts to 'Christianise' the Occupy movement from above are rightly being resisted within and without the protest outside St Paul's Cathedral, there are profound Christian lessons to be learned from 'the Church of Occupy', suggests Simon...

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