News Briefing and Comment

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  • 1 Oct 2014

    Quakers in Britain will be marking their eighth national Quaker Week from 4 to 12 October, following the theme 'Let your life speak'.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    The UK government may limit free speech for law-abiding members of minority communities in order to defend British values such as free speech and respect for minorities, home secretary Theresa May has threatened.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    With support from Ekklesia and other partners, the Anabaptist Network and the Mennonite Trust in Britain are coordinating the visit to the UK of Canadian Mennonites, Tom and Rebecca Yoder Neufeld.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    In response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the WCC has brought together reps of Christian aid organisations and UN agencies to escalate their efforts.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    In his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Ekklesia associate and regional adviser/expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the on-going fight to contain and repel IS/ISIS and the pressure on the borders of Iraq, Syria and Turkey. He also updates on moves to bring stability to Libya.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    The Anglican Bishop of Manchester says that the Church can "be on the right side of equality issues", after years struggling with them.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    In 2008, the banks collapsed, and everything changed. The then Labour government, anxious to avoid economic meltdown paid billions to bail them out whilst starting on a programme of public sector cuts that would only increase under the Coalition.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    After a gap of three-and-a-half months, due to significant structural reorganisation and staff changes, we are pleased to report that Ekklesia's bulletins are making a return a in a new form.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    A new report claims children in trouble with the law are being put on electronic tags, given curfews, then sent back to prison because of failures in the system meant to support them.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    The Chancellor’s Conference speech contained a statement about disabled people and benefits which was misleading, but went largely unchallenged by the mainstream media. Mr Osborne promised a two year freeze on working age benefits if the Conservatives are re-elected but made a point of saying, "disability benefits will be excluded". Is that true?

  • 30 Sep 2014

    Afghanistan’s new government under President Ashraf Ghani must put the focus on tackling the country’s persistent human rights issues, says Amnesty International.

  • 29 Sep 2014

    David Cameron still has time to ensure the safety of mentally-ill Briton Mohammad Asghar, who was shot in a Pakistani jail last week, says the legal charity Reprieve.

  • 29 Sep 2014

    On 12 October 2014, Ekklesia's new chief operating officer, Virginia Moffatt, is taking part in the Oxford half marathon. In so doing she will be raising money for our work on welfare and inclusion, reconciliation, re-imagining remembrance, alternatives to austerity and more.

  • 28 Sep 2014

    Joseph Stalin once asked an advisor rather perfunctorily, “How many divisions does the Pope have?” Dr Harry Hagopian, Middle East commentator and Ekklesia associate reminds us. Christians are part of the Middle East and North Africa region and their strength need not lie in their physical might alone, he suggests, surveying the implications of some recent interventions.