Community and Family

  • 10 Oct 2011

    The latest statistics issued by the Communities and Local Government Department show that 44,160 households were accepted as homeless last year.

  • 8 Oct 2011

    The Archbishop of York has warned about commercial pressures within the NHS under the government's proposed reforms to the way it works.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Two church groups with membership in North America and the Caribbean have pledged to work to improve the lives of migrant Caribbean workers.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    In the city of Calvin where Reformed and Protestant roots run deep, migrant churches are bringing a new dimension to the theological and church situation. Recently, more than twenty churches, most from migrant backgrounds, came together to raise concerns of migrant communities support their efforts for integration and reflect on the evolving ecclesial landscape in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese Christian doctor who has carved out a reputation as an expert on healthy aging, marked his 100th birthday on 4 October 2011 by contemplating the potential for celebrating his 110th.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    A new book from the World Council of Churches offers fresh perspectives on parenting, especially in context of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    For the third time in five years the Nigerian parliament is considering a law seeking to prohibit same sex marriage, after a new bill is presented.

  • 2 Oct 2011

    “Slow down,you move too fast” In the 45 years which have passed since Paul Simon wrote the 59th Street Bridge Song, we have come to move a whole lot faster.

  • 1 Oct 2011

    Marriage. What’s it all about, then? In a sermon marking the wedding of two established friends of Ekklesia, Simon Barrow looks at the spiritual and social embeddedness which means that, in Bonhoeffer's words, “It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.”

  • 30 Sep 2011

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed that the imprisonment of women in the UK separates at least 17,000 children from their mothers every year.