News Brief

  • January 11, 2016

    Following the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling on all parties involved in the current situation on the Korean peninsula to invest in initiatives to reduce tensions and  for peaceful co-existence on the Korean peninsula.

  • January 10, 2016

    Over 100 Senior Anglicans, including the Dean of St Paul’s, have signed an open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York calling on the Church of England to repent of its ‘second class citizen’ treatment of Christians over issues of sexuality.

  • January 9, 2016

    With nearly half of disabled people not in work, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published its manifesto to promote equality for disabled people and challenge discrimination against them.

  • January 9, 2016

    Myself and other sick and disabled people choked on our mince pies as we got a foretaste recently of what the Tories have planned for us in 2016 from

  • January 8, 2016

    We can't expect political journalists not to have their own political views.

  • January 8, 2016

    Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince has used his first major interview since taking office to defend the country’s recent mass execution, claiming that human rights are ‘important’ to his government.

  • January 8, 2016

    A growing number of UK councils are taking companies’ tax records into account when deciding how to award contracts worth tens of billions of pounds, in a trend welcomed by Christian Aid

  • January 7, 2016

    On Tuesday 5th January, Ekklesia was delighted to launch its first book - 'Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness: Same Sex Love and the Church' by our associate Savitri Hensman.

  • January 7, 2016

    The United Nations thas deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it “deeply troubling” and the UN Security Council vowing to immediately begin considering the “significant measures” it had vowed to take in the event of another nuclear test by the country.

  • January 7, 2016

    The majority of the British people say that the use of electronic balloting to vote for industrial action is appropriate, according to a poll commissioned from YouGov and published by the TUC yesterday, ahead of the second reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords next week.