People and Power

  • May 22, 2012

    If you believe that Andrew Lansley has done all he can do to damage the NHS, think again. He has more up his sleeve.

    In the latest issue of the British Medical Journal, Nigel Hawkes exposes the way the government plans to shift NHS funding away from deprived areas and divert it into more prosperous areas.

  • May 21, 2012

    The Church of Scotland General Assembly has heard a passionate plea to continue speaking and acting for social justice in Christian terms.

  • May 17, 2012

    Twenty leading international and Afghan NGOs have called on NATO and the Afghan government to ensure Afghan forces uphold law and order.

  • May 17, 2012

    In the wake of the 2012 local elections and other recent developments, we can see that local democracy in England is in a perilous state. Voter apathy shows that. Simon Barrow looks at the issue in its wider context, and suggests that deep change is required that goes well beyond single-fix 'solutions'.

  • May 16, 2012

    This is a small and densely populated island. Most of us live in urban or semi-urban environments. Even if we are fortunate enough to have some space around us, it is likely that work will take us into the area of traffic jams, parking problems, overcrowded trains, queues and their attendant frustrations.

  • May 14, 2012

    In the midst of significant, but not necessarily tectonic, changes across the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, what has happened to Palestine, a virtual state clothed with a real idea, which had been at the forefront of the political imagination of the Arab masses for long decades? Dr Harry Hagopian examines long standing questions and recent developments with an eye to addressing 'the elephant in the room' of MENA politics.

  • May 14, 2012

    Many people across Europe have recoiled from harsh austerity policies, which are badly affecting the poorest in society as well as ordinary families. But the UK government is determined to take the cuts even further. Half a million people will lose disability living allowance, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has proudly announced.

  • April 27, 2012

    Ekklesia is working with a major church agency in England (in addition to our work in Scotland and possibilities in Wales) around the theme of 'community transformation'.

  • April 27, 2012

    This week marks global remembrance of the 97th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. In an article that looks forward as well as back, Dr Harry Hagopian re-affirms the historical veracity of this genocide, not on the basis of presumed ethnic biases, but on the basis of the solid literature coming from international historians, organisations, scholars and lawyers - not least the International Association of Genocide Scholars. This confirms the horrid truth of forced deportations and massacres took place against Armenians of Turkish nationality (alongside Greeks, Assyrians and Nestorians) living in their homelands in Western Armenia during the ominous years of World War One. Out of recognition can spring hope, he suggests.

  • April 25, 2012

    A new pamphlet published today (25 April) by the campaign group Republic says the Queen’s record in office has been one of failure.