Religion and Society

  • 16 Jun 2014

    At least three Muslims were shot dead in southern Sri Lanka after a hardline ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ group went on the rampage. Dozens more were injured and buildings set alight as the Bodu Bala Sena marched on Aluthgama and surrounding areas.

  • 16 Jun 2014

    A new report into poverty, backed by the Church of Scotland and Faith in Community Scotland, is to demand an end to the poor employment practices trapping many working Scots on very low wages.

  • 16 Jun 2014

    Housing Justice has launched a new national good practice standard for Night Shelters, the Housing Justice Quality Mark at Carrs Lane Church in Birmingham.

  • 11 Jun 2014

    A major research project will reveal the scope of families work in the majority of UK Churches. Exploring the Family Ministry Landscape is thought to be the first project of its kind in the UK

  • 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'.

  • 10 Jun 2014

    In both Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Pope Francis offered his home in the Vatican as a place for the encounter of prayer. It was a potentially transformative moment. Now that the event is over, and both presidents have re-iterated their desire for peace, what happens next to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - more so since President Peres completes his term as president of Israel at the end of July? Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian explores the issues.

  • 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."

  • 9 Jun 2014

    According to statistics released by the BBC yesterday (8 June), people who practise a religion are more likely to say they have given to charity in the last month than those who don't.

  • 3 Jun 2014

    Ekklesia is currently searching for a top-notch administrator to help set up our London office, work closely with our new Chief Operating Officer, and get us optimally shaped into a small, mobile, effective and intelligent unit operating on limited resources – but definitely looking to grow.

  • 3 Jun 2014

    This is the theme of a discussion meeting taking place at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church tonight (7pm, Tuesday 3rd June 23014), in a two-part series co-sponsored by Ekklesia.