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.
19 Apr 2009

Ethical investment on the rise following banking crisis



The recent failures of the banking system have resulted in the increasing profitability of the ethical finance sector and a growing interest from investors in ethical finance. _________________________________________
8 Apr 2009

Sarah Smith fairtrade designs from WWF



Sarah Smith designs are now available from WWF, and at a reduced price for spring. They all sport Fair Trade certification, guaranteeing that cotton farmers in developing countries have received a fair price for their labours. All Sarah Smith cotton is sourced from Mali, Africa. _________________________________________
1 Apr 2009

Buy Charity Gifts – Charity Gifts to Buy



There has never been a wider range of choices when it comes to buying charity gifts, Buying charity gifts has become a popular way of supporting charities and those affected by poverty, injustice and disease. Established charities like Christian Aid, Oxfam, Practical Action, CAFOD, Save the Children, World Vision and Action Aid have all had their own charity gifts schemes, where you can buy a charity gift, for some years now. But now there is more choice than ever. _________________________________________
31 Mar 2009

Help in a disaster - CAFOD World Gifts



If you want to give a life-saving gift, then what about a disaster emergency kit from aid agency CAFOD? _________________________________________
26 Mar 2009

UK must do more to help dolphins - dolphin adoption news



The WWF in the UK has called on the government to take swift action to establish further marine protected areas, which will provide greater protection for dolphins. _________________________________________
25 Mar 2009

Help Sri Lanka and sponsor a child in Sri Lanka



Sri Lanka has long been a divided and troubled country, with tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists first erupting into war in 1983. Many thousands of people have lost their lives in the interminable ethnic conflict that has ensued. _________________________________________
25 Mar 2009

Fairtrade chocolate guide – your guide for a cracking Easter



It is hard to imagine Easter without chocolate eggs, but it is not well known that the industry which produces cocoa for Easter eggs survives on a massive child trafficking network. _________________________________________
25 Mar 2009

A Mother's Day tale from Democratic Republic of Congo



Sixteen-year-old Esther* is a new mother – her daughter, Emma, is one week old. Esther and Emma live in a makeshift camp for people uprooted by the long-running conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. For women and girls living here, motherhood often results not from the wish to build a family, nor from intimacy, but from rape. _________________________________________
24 Mar 2009

Grow your own organic vegetables



Growing your own vegetables, whether in your back garden, in a local allotment or just in window boxes, has become a popular past time – particularly for those who want to live simply, sustainably and healthily. _________________________________________
24 Mar 2009

Compare - don't despair - for car insurance



According to a survey published this month by Autotrader magazine, 51% of people are now prioritising environmental impact when purchasing a new car. This has had a knock-on effect on car insurance premiums. _________________________________________