Simon Barrow's blog

The horror of Abu Naji

A Christian lawyer who played a major role in exposing the killings in Abu Naji, northern Iraq, will speak at an inter-faith meeting in London tomorrow.

Mosque media row in Oxford

Mosque media row in Oxford

The chairs of the Anglo-Asian Association For Friendship in East Oxford are furious with parts of the media for the way they have reported the Oxford mosque saga.

Holding up half the sky, at least

Holding up half the sky, at least

March 8th was International Women's day. New Testament professor Deirdre Good has a useful round up of related news on her blog.

The human face of asylum

The treatment of asylum seekers in Britain it isn't an "issue", it's about real people, as a powerful London play demonstrates.

What price justice?

Relatively few people in Britain are aware of the extent to which the government's 'reform' of legal aid is undermining justice for those at the margins of society. It's time that changed.

Easter in ordinary

Easter in ordinary

This year Easter comes incredibly early, with Palm Sunday - when we recall the threat occasioned by Jesus' nonviolent arrival in Jerusalem - being only next week. Why?

Home is where the page is

Home is where the page is

Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow has at last re-built his much-neglected home page, providing links to all his publishing and related activities.

Mailings update

Mailings update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the daily and weekly Ekklesia email bulletins are suspended at the moment.

Doing church differently

Doing church differently

I have just discovered that the ground-breaking book 'Congregation: Stories and Structures', by James F. Hopewell (something of a classic from 20 years ago), is available online.

'Christian' societies and the death penalty

'Christian' societies and the death penalty

Radio shock-jock and Sun tabloid pundit John Gaunt has been bigging up the death penalty on TV this week. His millions of followers can't be wrong, he reckons.