News Brief

  • 19 Dec 2014

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called on the global community to affirm the right and necessity of migration on International Migrants Day.

  • 19 Dec 2014

    From time-to-time, unsurprisingly, people ask us about the name 'Ekklesia'. We have an FAQ on that, which you can find here (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/about/faqs/10), but it is something that we should probably talk about more.

  • 19 Dec 2014

    To say that 2014 has been a tumultuous year in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region would be to understate the situation considerably. It has been momentous.

  • 19 Dec 2014
  • 19 Dec 2014

    The ‘power’ of Christmas – as symbol, story, narrative, myth – lies in its reminder of God’s disinterest in glamour, cool and position. It reminds us that God, as ultimate Other, does not need all the things many of us think are fundamental, but are actually props for our vanity, our position, and even our desire to serve the institution, says the Rev Rachel Mann in an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of the season.

  • 18 Dec 2014

    A petition on the 38Degrees website is calling on the Scottish Government to cancel plans for the proposed large prison for women in Inverclyde. This plan, points out Women for Independence who are advocating on the issue, is against the recommendations of the Commission on Women in Prison, led by Eilish Angiolini, and is being pursued against expert evidence and opinion.

  • 18 Dec 2014

    Following positive progress in relations between Cuba and the United States, the World Council of Churches has welcomed the developments.

  • 18 Dec 2014

    With growing numbers of working people struggling to survive, immigration is often blamed for suppressing wages. The police raid on a factory in Rochdale where immigrants were allegedly forced to work for £25 per week, reminds us that there are exploitative employers willing to take advantage of immigrants. But it could also be argued that government policy plays a major role in suppressing wages.

  • 18 Dec 2014

    On the day that Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect a new study by ScotCen Social Research reveals that public support for same-sex marriage in Scotland is at a record high and opposition at a record low.

  • 18 Dec 2014

    'Immigration' is set to be one of the most-used words in the run-up to the General Election -- at least if UKIP, large sections of the media and much of the current government has its way.