• 2 Mar 2015

    Some Christians believe the Hebrew bible clearly rules out same-sex relationships and emphasises distinct roles based on sex at birth. Savi Hensman suggests this may be interpreted differently and considers how the first chapters of Genesis could be read as recognising and rejoicing in the diversity of living beings.

  • 18 Sep 2015

    One year on from the 'life-changing' independence referendum, Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow looks back on his own involvement in the campaign and its p[ositive significance for Scotland, the British and Irish isles, Europe and beyond.

  • 15 Sep 2015

    Kenneth Leech, theologian, activist and priest, died of cancer on 12 September 2015. Savi Hensman remembers the man and his prophetic and pastoral mission.

  • 9 Jul 2015

    It would be quite misleading to describe the 2015 Summer Budget as a “one nation budget” or as favouring “working families” and “giving the nation a pay rise” in any meaningful sense, says Simon Barrow. On the contrary it hits low income households and disabled people, and will increase further Britain’s alarming levels of inequality.

  • 2 Jul 2015

    The Episcopal Church's decision to marry same sex couples has given rise to a wide range of reactions. Savitri Hensman examines the divisions among Anglicans, and Christians generally, on sexuality.

  • 30 Apr 2015

    David Cameron's 'tax lock' pledge is not just an electoral gimmick, says Jill Segger. She argues that it is revealing of the long-standing failure of the Left to counter a view of tax as a no more than a burden to be avoided or evaded.

  • 9 Apr 2015

    The aim of a new grassroots alliance, the Scottish Football Supporters Association, is to 'reclaim the game' for ordinary people and communities – to give Scottish football a real 'democratic moment', says Simon Barrow. This is important culturally and politically, not just for those who like sport. Community ownership and engagement is a core part of the new organisation's purpose.

  • 5 Apr 2015

    Savi Hensman reflects upon Jesus' encounter with a deeply disturbed and isolated man and poses questions as to its meaning for the church and society of our own time.

  • 22 Feb 2015

    The response of many politicians to the Bishops' general election letter leaves us all with questions to answer, says Jill Segger. She asks if we are ready to meet the challenge of a vision beyond polemic and party interest.

  • 25 Jan 2015

    The Church of England will shortly be ordaining a woman as bishop for the first time. This has been widely welcomed. But many were baffled to learn of the novel way in which a male bishop will be ordained not long afterwards. Savi Hensman explores the differences, and the underlying issues of church polity in a changing cultural context.