Lifestyle - All

Ekklesia is not just a think-tank, but also a 'do-tank.' Here you can find a range of ideas on how to make your lifestyle greener, shop ethically, live more simply or take action on a range of justice and environmental issues.
21 Mar 2012

Make your motoring more eco-friendly: choose a cleaner car next time



Quite apart from any concerns you may have for the environment, choosing a cleaner, lower-emissions and more fuel-efficient vehicle makes sense financially. Not only will you save money on petrol or diesel, there are also incentives in terms of the tiered road tax system. _________________________________________
3 Jan 2012

Christian Aid launches new Cathedrals to Coast cycle challenge



Christian Aid is launching a new two day cycle challenge, The Cathedrals to Coast Cycle Ride, for 2012 as part of its portfolio of sports related challenge events. _________________________________________
3 Jan 2012

Take a Step for Fairtrade in 2012



‘Take a Step’ for Fairtrade is this year’s campaign call to people in the UK to engage with the Fairtrade Foundation’s vision of an even bigger movement. _________________________________________
2 Jan 2012

UN report calls for action to clean up Congo’s trade in conflict diamonds



Governments and companies must redouble their efforts to implement international supply chain control standards aimed at ending the trade in conflict minerals, a new UN report suggests. _________________________________________
1 Jan 2012

Charity urges recycling of unwanted children's gifts



A children's charity is urging people to give an extra charity gift by recycling Christmas presents for vulnerable children. _________________________________________
30 Dec 2011

Top 20 counties for child sponsorship revealed



Surrey has topped the child sponsorship league this year according to charity Action Aid. Enough children were sponsored by the county to fill 80 primary school classes. _________________________________________
9 Nov 2011

Africa can get the energy it needs without adding to climate change



Sub-Saharan Africa has massive potential to generate clean energy that could help lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, a new report says. _________________________________________
25 Nov 2010

A Christmas gift is for life, not just for Christmas!



A new website, urging a radical rethink of Christmas spending, has been launched this autumn. www.casc-aid.org.uk promotes charitable giving at Christmas on a basis at least equal to the amount that we spend on our own gifts and celebrations, and urges both churches and charities to advocate ‘preferential’ or ‘50/50 giving’ to good causes. _________________________________________
15 Nov 2010

Club together to give a charity gift this Christmas



Christian Aid, is launching four new group gifts for Christmas in its Autumn Winter 2010 catalogue, including a sturdy bamboo shelter for a Burmese refugee family living on the Thai/Burmese border (£230) and an adult literacy centre in Sierra Leone (£543). _________________________________________
15 Nov 2010

Email the immigration minister about support for people refused sanctuary



Many people who are refused sanctuary in the UK but are unable to return to their countries, are forced to rely on the Azure payment card. A report from Refugee Action has highlighted many problems with the card. Church Action on Poverty are encouraging thousands of people to email the Immigration Minister Damian Green now, and ask for the card to be replaced with cash. _________________________________________