Press Releases

  • February 27, 2014

    Politicians on all sides must act to stop disabled, sick and vulnerable people being scapegoated and sidelined in debates about welfare and benefits, says Christian think-tank Ekklesia.

  • January 25, 2014

    The Christian think-tank Ekklesia, which works to promote a just society open to people of all beliefs, says that a joint education reform initiative from the Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society Scotland is a “positive sign” about the future of religion and belief in the world today.

  • December 10, 2013

    The Christian political think-tank Ekklesia has endorsed a new report calling for substantial changes to the government's Lobbying Bill, which in its present form would severely restrict the free speech of civic groups a year before an election.

  • December 1, 2013

    Churches with different views in heated debates about sexuality actually share common ground and can move forward despite their differences, says a new paper from the Christian think-tank Ekklesia.

  • November 6, 2013

    The government needs to listen to charities, churches and unions, and to amend substantially those provisions in its lobbying bill which would curtail the legitimate advocacy functions of voluntary organisations, says the Christian think-tank Ekklesia.

  • August 1, 2013

    Media representatives (press, broadcast and social media) are invited to attend a special opening and preview of an exhibition of work from internationally acclaimed Magnum photographer Ian Berry, focussing on South Africa under apartheid and beyond.

  • June 17, 2013

    A major festival of intercultural understanding, hospitable spirituality and social justice will launch its 2013 programme and announce a new name tomorrow evening (18 June 2013).

  • January 17, 2013

    The UK government’s proposed changes to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) which assesses claimants’ fitness to work, will have a "huge impact" on the way peoples’ illnesses are reviewed, experts have warned.

  • December 10, 2012

    Homelessness is both a matter of social justice and direct, compassionate action. That's the message behind a 'Street Porridge Sale' on 12 December 2012 in support of Streetwork, a hands-on group struggling against homelessness, its causes and consequences.

  • August 30, 2012

    The 2012 Festival of Spirituality and Peace has been described as a “resounding success” by audiences, participants, sponsors - and by the Scottish Government's cabinet secretary for justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP, speaking at the official closing event, held at St John’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh at the beginning of the week.