People and Power

  • June 17, 2008

    PM Gordon Brown has launched a new consultation involving the Labour Party, churches and faith communities. It will focus on identifying the values held in common by different faiths and beliefs - ones that also echo with the non-religious.

  • June 16, 2008

    A day conference, organised by Peace Brigades International UK, will explore threats to biodiversity and climate change presented by deforestation, pollution and mono-crop cultivation.

  • June 14, 2008

    Church leaders in Canada want action to follow a public apology by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to victims of a situation where aboriginal children were placed in residential schools run by churches in a policy of enforced assimilation.

  • June 12, 2008

    As the debate on church and welfare continue, the Prime Minister and other senior government figures today host a reception with the winners of the 2008 Faithworks Awards at No 10 Downing Street.

  • June 11, 2008

    It's not just the civil liberties lobby that thinks Gordon Brown is wrong in wanting a drastic extension to detention without trial in Britain.

  • June 11, 2008

    Ekklesia's comment section is down so this is our response to the crucial parliamentary vote on 42 day detention without trial.

  • June 11, 2008

    PM Gordon Brown stands accused of distorting the facts as the parlimentary vote on 42 days detention for terror suspects looms - with church figures joining critics.

  • June 11, 2008

    Mennonite World Conference is sending two deacons to Zimbabwe and is calling for two days of global prayer and fasting to coincide with the presidential election run-off on 27 June.

  • June 10, 2008

    As the debate about the relationship between government provided social welfare and church involvement continues, a Christian minister who chairs an agency working with people in housing need says that state funding is "a mixed blessing".

  • June 10, 2008

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu addressed a packed gathering during a short service of prayer at St Martin'-in-the-Field, in London, last night. He focussed especially upon the worsening political situation in Zimbabwe.