Press Releases

  • 11 Sep 2011

    Ahead of widespread opposition to next week's London arms fair, the beliefs and values think tank Ekklesia has said that Government ministers will appear inconsistent if they condemn those taking action against the fair - even if campaigners break the law in doing so.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    The US Muslim leader at the centre of the recent storm over plans to build an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York is arriving in Britain tomorrow and giving a series of talks and interviews in Scotland.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    Senior parliamentarian Sir Menzies Campbell and commentator James Fergusson, whose book 'Taliban' strips away misconceptions and lays bare the contradictions of western policy, are taking part in a public conversation on Friday 19 August, co-sponsored by the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    Bishop Christopher Senjonyo from Uganda, a courageous advocate of the rights and dignity of LGBT people in Africa, is speaking at three events in the 2011 Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace this weekend.

  • 5 Aug 2011

    With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks less than a month away, the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh is seeking to reawaken a spirit of hope for people of different belief and cultural backgrounds who want to work for a peaceful future.

  • 16 May 2011

    Organisations and individuals from scientific, religious and secular backgrounds have joined together to call for clarity in Department for Education guidance on the teaching of ‘creationism’.

  • 20 Apr 2011

    A Christian thinktank says that an electrician barred from displaying a cross in his van does not appear to be a victim of anti-Christian discrimination, since the rule in dispute does not single out any particular religion or belief.

  • 16 Apr 2011

    Government attempts to tackle poverty that exclude the poor themselves are a recipe for ineffectiveness and injustice, says the Christian think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 20 Mar 2011

    The beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia has warned that bombing Libya is unlikely to help the country move towards democracy and will increase the suffering of its people.

  • 17 Mar 2011

    Academics at the University of Stirling, and the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia, have teamed up to promote a new research agenda and blog entitled Critical Religion, which aims to put hot topics under a careful spotlight.