• March 26, 2012

    It is almost a truism to note that if the mainstream media is our only source of news regarding anything to do with religion (however that might be conceived) in the Middle East, or even the Middle East in general, we are in deep trouble, says Dr Michael Marten. Here he analyses some of the major misunderstandings, urging the BBC and others to 'up their game' and to have the courage to address difficult and contentious issues appropriately.

  • March 1, 2012

    As previously reported on Ekklesia, Professor Jolyon Mitchell from Edinburgh University delivered his inaugural lecture entitled 'How can weapons be turned into art? How can swords be transformed into ploughshares?' back in September last year. It is now available to view here on YouTube, and very well worth watching.

  • February 29, 2012

    Two British journalists and their Libyan colleagues held by a Libyan militia must be set free immediately or transferred to government custody, says Amnesty

  • January 16, 2012

    With the government still apparently willing to make sick, disabled and vulnerable people pay for a financial slump brought about by greed, de-regulation and speculation, the press-mediated propaganda assault has begun ahead of the next House of Lords debate on welfare reform (17 January).

  • November 25, 2011

    Occupy London supporters have called for "calm and responsible reporting" after a sensationalist London Evening Standard story about drugs and infection.

  • November 22, 2011

    Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos visits ministers and the Queen this week, with the country’s atrocious record under intense scrutiny.

  • October 6, 2011

    Globally-renowned linguist and US political dissident Noam Chomsky is giving the keynote address at this month’s Rebellious Media Conference.

  • September 16, 2011

    Professor Jolyon Mitchell focused on the biblical and practical theme of 'swords into ploughshares' for his inaugural lecture in taking up a new personal chair at the University of Edinburgh on 15 September 2011.

  • August 11, 2011

    I have recently spent the night reading about and watching the (in the first instance) London riots unfold from my hotel room in India. I have lived in Lewisham since 1998 and to see aerial images of cars along the main streets on fire and shops I know well looted has been surreal.

  • August 2, 2011

    Thousands of journalists across the BBC yesterday took part in a second 24-hour strike against compulsory redundancies at the Corporation.