Education and Culture

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia is often asked to comment on faith schools, and in particular their funding and admissions policies. It has also worked on the teaching of creationism.

  • 22 Jul 2014

    Long-term solutions to end female genital mutilation and child marriage are essential to ensure progress towards ending harmful practices, says Christian Aid.

  • 27 Jun 2014

    A new report from Quaker Peace & Social Witness describes Armed Forces Day as one strand in a government strategy to reverse falling recruitment and declining public support for military interventions.

  • 16 Jun 2014

    The campaign group ForcesWatch is launching a new film:Engage: the military and young people. which is made by and for, teenagers and young adults.

  • 12 Jun 2014

    Schools in which pupils are taught to follow the same values as the government are usually associated with totalitarian regimes. This has not stopped Michael Gove and David Cameron from saying that 'British values' should be taught in all British schools.

  • 10 Jun 2014

    Questions of war and peace are sometimes seen by Christians as somewhat separate from core gospel convictions, and are pigeon holed as issues upon which we will differ 'on ethical grounds'.

  • 9 Jun 2014

    The Accord Coalition has described findings offered by Ofsted into a group of Birmingham community schools accused of furthering an Islamist agenda as "the disaster-waiting-to-happen."

  • 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.

  • 26 Apr 2014

    As Ekklesia's 2007 report "When the Saints Go Marching Out', reissued in 2010 (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/11944) pointed out, and as others have subsequently affirmed, St George is not primarily "an English Saint", as popular assumption has it, but a Middle Eastern one with international, multicultural associations and a founding story about resistance to the persecutory impulse of Empire.

  • 23 Apr 2014

    Seven years ago this week, Ekklesia first published a report entitled 'When the Saints Go Marching Out: Redefining St George for a new era'. Simon Barrow shows how an old story re-told can also help us re-understand the rightful impact of the Gospel in the contemporary era, beyond imperial religion and politics.