Press Releases

  • August 5, 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.

  • May 16, 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’.

  • April 20, 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.

  • April 16, 2011

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

  • March 20, 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.

  • March 17, 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.

  • March 9, 2011

    A senior educationist has said that good quality teaching about the religions and beliefs is vital for the development of shared understandings and positive citizenship practices in a plural society.

  • March 1, 2011

    People of all beliefs and none are swinging behind a ‘Yes’ vote in the 3 March referendum in Wales on giving full law-making powers to the Welsh Assembly – with the religion and society think-tank Ekklesia being the latest to back the move.

  • February 14, 2011

    The Christian thinktank Ekklesia has welcomed the news that the government is to push ahead with implementing a change in the law to allow religious premises and religious language to be used in same-sex civil partnership ceremonies in England and Wales.

  • February 1, 2011

    Governments and agencies in the C21st “need to radically re-orient their policies away from armed force and violence as the prime determinants of social change,” says the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia, in the wake of the latest developments in Egypt and elsewhere.