prayer

  • February 22, 2018

    The World Council of Churches is encouraging its fellowship and partners to join the Lott Carey Foundation 31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment, on 1 March, which is also the 6th Anniversaryof  Global Women’s Prayer Guide.

  • December 19, 2017

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana has filed a suit in federal court, challenging Webster Parish School District’s widespread practice of subjecting students to school-sponsored Christian prayer, proselytising, and other religious rituals.

  • May 23, 2017

    On 21 May 2017,  the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, millions of people from faith communities, organisations and neighbourhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

  • June 28, 2016

    The Church of England is facing embarrassment as one of its own priests prepares to pray for peace on the steps of a church building as generals and arms dealers arrive for a major conference.

  • November 22, 2015

    The Church of England has expressed itself “bewildered” at the refusal of leading cinemas to show a short advertising film on the Lord's Prayer.

  • October 3, 2014

    Biblical reflections marked the end of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI) in a service at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva.

  • March 28, 2014

    "Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong". This is an epithet attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, said of Nelson Mandela, and central to a Christian understanding of strength as the power of love rather than a love for the kind of power that overwhelms.

  • March 21, 2014

    Four Christians in Australia have been arrested for holding a prayer vigil in demonstration against the government's inhuman asylum seeker policy.

  • February 4, 2014

    There were scenes of jubilation this afternoon, as five Christian peace protesters were acquitted of 'aggravated trespass' at Stratford Magistrates Court.

  • February 3, 2014

    Today (3 February 2014) five Christian peace activists go on trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in East London. They are charged with aggravated trespass. One of the five is Symon Hill, a writer, researcher and activist who is also an Ekklesia associate, assisting us with several areas of work. He was formerly a directorial colleague for a period.