Simon Barrow's blog

Lent from Ekklesia? Couldn't be easier

Lent from Ekklesia? Couldn't be easier

Lent is about redirecting our lives in the way of peace, justice and openness to God, other people and the earth. A tough challenge... but we're trying to make it easier.

Changing politics for good

Changing politics for good

Once in a generation, people get a chance to make radical and significant changes to the country's political fabric, says Power 2010. This is such a time.

Blair sneaks in early

Blair sneaks in early

The former British prime minister, Tony Blair, avoided the media by sneaking in early to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war this morning. He used the back entrance. Ekklesia's reporter Symon Hill went in at the front.

Subversive memory

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks offered a moving, reflective and hopeful 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4 this morning, highlighting the courage and resistance of those trapped in the Warsaw ghetto under the Nazis

Sign the petition to drop Haiti's debt

Sign the petition to drop Haiti's debt

As well as responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti with immediate relief, Christian Aid are calling for the full cancellation of Haiti's debt of US$890 million.

Misrepresenting equality... and Christianity

Misrepresenting equality... and Christianity

With some bishops and hardline campaigning groups up in arms about the Equality Bill, you might think that Christianity per se had some basic problem with equality and social justice.

Listening to global voices

Listening to global voices

Citizen-based media is revolutionising the way we see, understand and respond to tragedies like that unfolding in post-earthquake Haiti. And not just in terms of speed.

Got a big fat bonus? Here's an idea...

Got a big fat bonus? Here's an idea...

Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis has just tweeted some excellent advice to Wall Street bankers wondering how to put their massive bonuses and their consciences together while they watch the news.

Faith and secularism

Faith and secularism

Ekklesia's new co-director, Symon Hill, who joined the team as an associate last year, has a busy weekend ahead of him, starting with a discussion on faith and secularism in London tomorrow.

Equality Bill revision process

Equality Bill revision process

The House of Lords has begun the process of revising the Equality Bill this month. Simon Sarmiento is following and reporting on the process in depth.