News Briefing and Comment

Ekklesia runs a syndicated news and events listings service for churches, journalists, organisations and charities. Hundreds of churches and organisations now carry Ekklesia's news on their web sites. You can get Ekklesia's news on your web site in seconds, or by signing up for our daily email bulletin.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    Travelling around as a comparatively prosperous person in a country marked by significant poverty and inequality is not easy - unless you are largely insensitive to these things, which sadly, some Westerners seem to be, just reckoning that "this is simply the way things are" and revelling in how much their overvalued dollar can buy.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    Amnesty International has insisted that reform of control orders must be more than a rebranding exercise driven by political concerns.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    A London- based company, Dream Pharma Ltd, has been revealed today (6 January 2011) as the UK source of all three drugs which are used to execute prisoners in the US.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    Christians around the world are offering prayers for peace and justice as the Sudanese peace process reaches a key moment with the referendum this weekend.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    A public consultation has been launched by the parliamentary expenses watchdog to give taxpayers input into decisions on MPs' expenses.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    Fifteen per cent of the recently contacted Korubo Indians in Brazil have died since the year 2000, as a result of inadequate health care.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    The current government in Ghana has declared that it intends to make the West African nation a 'first world' country by 2020. That is clearly fanciful, but recent oil discoveries mean that huge amounts of money will undoubtedly be spent over the next ten years. The question is, what will this mean for the people of Ghana as a whole, and especially for those trying to escape poverty?

  • 5 Jan 2011

    In a new year message, Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas has said that “politics does not have to be a straight choice between power and principles”.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    An Episcopalian bishop in the US has thanked God for the institution of marriage while officiating at the wedding of two lesbian priests in Boston.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    Beginning in January, BBC Four is hosting a wide-ranging debate on the state of justice in Britain and the world today.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists detained in Moscow.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    At the beginning of the first volume of Selena Axelrod Winsnes' English translation of Danish sources on West African history, originally published from 1697 to 1822, there is a reproduction of the opening text from a slave ship captain's log. It records the commencing of a journey "In the Name of Jesus."

  • 4 Jan 2011

    Drawing on the emotional and aesthetic qualities of words is essential for our growth and nourishment, says Jill Segger. But even the best loved texts are only pointers to the truth.

  • 4 Jan 2011

    New Year celebrations in Ghana have a markedly different feel to those you will have experienced in Scotland, Wales and England.

  • 4 Jan 2011

    The number of people dying in prison in unexplained, ‘unclassified’ circumstances has tripled in one year, the Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed.