Culture and Review

  • 9 Apr 2015

    The aim of a new grassroots alliance, the Scottish Football Supporters Association, is to 'reclaim the game' for ordinary people and communities – to give Scottish football a real 'democratic moment', says Simon Barrow. This is important culturally and politically, not just for those who like sport. Community ownership and engagement is a core part of the new organisation's purpose.

  • 14 Mar 2015

    This is an unusual and highly original book. Written by a woman who has raised a family and is now living in a retirement home, it combines a calm simplicity with a profound faith.

  • 3 Feb 2015

    Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker, died on 31 January 2015. He was 94 years old. "He will be remembered for his voice of justice and peace," said the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.

  • 15 Jan 2015

    Professor John Mbiti, theologian and former director of the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has recently become the first African scholar to translate the entire Christian New Testament from Greek to Kikamba, a local Kenyan language.

  • 11 Jan 2015

    Academics and church leaders are among those mourning the loss of Edward Farley, a scholar and writer of "constructive theology", who died at the end of last year (2014) at the age of 85. Simon Barrow looks at his legacy and significance for practical and applied theology.

  • 12 Nov 2014

    In his 2014 book 'The Great and Holy War: How World War I changed religion forever' author and academic Philip Jenkins paints a picture of faith, and especially Christian faith, mired in blood. Is there a way out after Christendom?

  • 11 Nov 2014

    The White Feather Diaries is an online Quaker storytelling project to mark the centenary of the First World War, and beyond. It has been curated by Ekklesia associate Symon Hill.

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Globethics.net has announced publication of a new book that examines how the world of digital technology is reshaping communications and the implications for society, culture and politics.

  • 26 Apr 2014

    An important event on (Mis-)representing Cultures and Objects is taking place at the University of Stirling, Scotland, on 16 May 2014. It highlights issues and concerns touching on ethnography, culture and religion in a postcolonial context.

  • 18 Apr 2014

    The Rev Jim Cotter died early in Holy Week. Jim was known to many thousands of people through his books, articles, personal struggles, ministry, public speaking and spiritual direction over the years. Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow remembers him with gratitude, highlighting the connection between his life and that of one of his spiritual and wordsmithing mentors, the great Welsh poet R. S. Thomas.

  • 17 Apr 2014

    A four-year Quaker project to tell the suppressed stories of World War I will be launched on 15 May at 10.30am in Friends House, NW1 2BJ (opposite Euston Station).

  • 11 Apr 2014

    Exploring how gender stereotypes affect both men and women in every area of life, and how this begins at a very early age.

  • 7 Apr 2014

    In the week marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Quakers in Britain are launching a book and exhibition of photographs: “This Light that Pushes Me”.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    Bernadette Meaden read Thomas Berry's book as the UK faced severe weather events. Media coverage of flooded homes, storm-lashed coasts, and crippled transport infrastructure were a vivid illustration of the growing challenge of climate change, and the urgent need for us to work with nature, rather than fight a losing battle against it. So it seems increasingly important that Berry's important message is understood and embraced.

  • 18 Feb 2014