Religion and Society

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Much of Ekklesia’s media work is in the area of the relationship between religion and society. In 2006, Ekklesia’s director Jonathan Bartley published the book; “Faith and Politics After Christ

  • 23 Sep 2014

    A two-year process of conversations on sexuality has begun in the Church of England, at a gathering of bishops. Similar discussions are taking place in several other churches in Britain.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    After a gap of three-and-a-half months, due to significant structural reorganisation and staff changes, we are pleased to report that Ekklesia's bulletins are making a return a in a new form.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    On UN International Day of Peace, 21 September, Quakers will say that building peace is about tough choices and will challenge the stereotype of peace as the soft option.

  • 13 Sep 2014

    The political figures of my youth are gradually dying off. Ian Paisley has joined Tony Benn, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the ranks of dominant figures of the 1980s who are no longer with us.

  • 12 Sep 2014

    Over 30 African religious leaders, scholars and members of civil society have issued a Declaration opposing violence towards, and misinformation about, LGBTI people.

  • 9 Sep 2014

    The College of Bishops of the Church of England will meet for two days from 15 to 17 September to continue the process of Shared Conversations on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission.

  • 3 Sep 2014

    Justin Welby will give the keynote address at the 'Love your neighbour:Think, Pray, Vote' conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team in Coventry on 21 February 2015.

  • 2 Sep 2014

    Partly as a result of developments in biblical scholarship, many Christians now believe that it can be acceptable to enter a same-sex partnership. Savi Hensman examines differing interpretations of Christ's call: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

  • 30 Aug 2014

    Do they expect us to believe it all again? With weary familiarity, I have been reading the government’s claims that we face a heightened “terror threat”. UK governments have been making this claim every so often since 2001. It is usually followed by a fresh restriction of civil liberties or the departure of British troops to yet another war zone.