Community and Family

  • 11 May 2011

    Today (11 May 2011) Ekklesia is highlighting the contents of a research paper which maps out the contours of the government's revolution in Britain’s benefits and welfare system - one that hits the mo

  • 11 May 2011
  • 11 May 2011

    The Government plans to cut billions from support for disabled people and their families. Indeed, swingeing reductions, made worse by the 'economies' being imposed on and by local council, have already begun.

  • 11 May 2011

    Up to 10,000 disabled people are joining the Hardest Hit march in London today, in protest against government cuts to benefits and services.

  • 10 May 2011

    Football is woven into the historical, cultural and social fabric of communities in Scotland and across Britain, but media attention to 'soccernomics' focuses heavily on the English Premier League, says Simon Barrow. There are some clear reasons for this, but we definitely need some fresh ideas about ‘football as if fans mattered’ which begin with the wider picture, rather than consigning the non-elite to our peripheral vision.

  • 10 May 2011

    Sharing ideas at a local, regional and national level, and discussing how to respond to the threat of cuts, will not always be easy, says Savi Hensman. But it is vital if those who are poorest and most vulnerable are to be protected and a government-led agenda based on false premises appropriately resisted.

  • 8 May 2011

    Explaining to children the irrationality of adult behaviour is always challenging, says Sande Ramage. But in the case of the killing of Osama Bun Laden it is almost an impossibility.

  • 3 May 2011

    The ornate rituals in Westminster Abbey, and Donald Trump’s investigation of President Obama’s birth certificate have something in common, says Heather McRobie: a very pre-modern fixation on blood as a marker of belonging, and heritage as a prerequisite for legitimacy to rule.

  • 1 May 2011
  • 29 Apr 2011

    The fifth and final blog/podcast in a series of Easter Week reflections from a Middle Eastern perspective by regular Ekklesia contributor Dr Harry Hagopian. These talks (see MP3 below) are being broadcast by Premier Christian Radio, and are reproduced with their cooperation.