About This Site

The Ekklesia Web SiteEkklesia has the most visited web site concerned with religion in the UK, according to the major web traffic indicators. It is the hub of our work and it is in constant development. The last major redesign was in March 2007 by Joe Baker from Eleutheria.

On this site you will find an extensive news briefing, details of the latest events run or sponsored by Ekklesia, reports on issues concerned with religion and public life, our research projects, statements issued by Ekklesia in response to current events and policy developments, columns and commentary, an online bookshop, resources, and a record of what we are doing in the media arena: radio, television, the internet and weblogs.

Every item that appears on this site is categorised into at least one of the 12 policy areas that Ekklesia works in and across. These are listed in the drop-down menu under 'Research and Policy' above, and they cross reference with news, reports and so on.

You can also get RSS feeds of most of the content on the site, giving you instant updates on your website or desktop for Ekklesia's news briefings, columns, comment and press releases. Just go to the relevant section of the site and click on the orange button. [See also 'What is RSS?' at the foot of this page]

If you are looking for free Christian-based news content that automatically updates and keeps visitors informed and also keeps them returning to your site, then look no futher.

Ekklesia has set up its news service so anyone can get the latest religion and society headlines, like the ones below, on their web site for free - all in a matter of seconds. You can also get Ekklesia's news delivered to your inbox by email every day by entering your email address at the bottom left of this page.

For those who want an RSS feed of our news, it is available at: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/rss/ekklesia.rss or follow the instructions below to use another method of getting our headlines on your website.

How does it work?

  1. We provide you with the HTML code to use.
  2. You insert the code into one of your own pages where you want the headlines to appear
  3. The code automatically pulls the content from our web site and inserts it into yours so it is updated every time someone looks at your page.

And that's it.

It's that simple. You enjoy increased traffic and page views, without the work.

To get these headlines on your site right now, just copy and paste the following code in the place on your web page where you want the 5 headlines to appear:

<script language="JavaScript"type="text/javascript" src="http://output36.rssinclude.com/outputtype=js &id=128080&hash=85c2173e3c0132a52054296869341b53" ></script>

What is RSS?

RSS stands for Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication. So-called feed-reading sites or programmes can make it much quicker for you to look at all your favourite websites, blogs, news sites and podcasts - by sending them instantly to a folder in your email (or to your website). You can then see them all in one go without having to go and visit each site in turn, which means you have more time to do other things. And you an quickly delete what you don't want or don't have time for. It couldn't be simpler. Just click on the orange icon and follow the instructions.

A topical reflection...

There's a lot of gloomy pontificating about religion in the news these days. The impression is often created - by both secular and faith-based commentators - that those with a narrow, exclusive or bigoted approach are setting the agenda. Surely it is not without significance, then, that the biggest audience for a religious website in the UK comes to Ekklesia - which takes a broad, open and transformative approach? Just a thought. The world is not always "as reported".