• January 11, 2015

    Academics and church leaders are among those mourning the loss of Edward Farley, a scholar and writer of "constructive theology", who died at the end of last year (2014) at the age of 85. Simon Barrow looks at his legacy and significance for practical and applied theology.

  • December 26, 2014

    Theologians from around the world have convened at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland, to reflect on water justice.

  • December 23, 2014

    Ferguson is in turmoil. So is New York. And so is Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York, a long-standing institution of theological education located on the upper west side of Manhattan – or in West Harlem – since 1836. Annegreth Schilling, a German theologian currently at Union, looks at the social and political location and witness of theology in a troubled and unjust world.

  • December 19, 2014

    From time-to-time, unsurprisingly, people ask us about the name 'Ekklesia'. We have an FAQ on that, which you can find here (, but it is something that we should probably talk about more.

  • December 5, 2014
  • November 18, 2014

    A talk on 'Disabled Church: Disabled Society', by Ekklesia associate the Rev Dr John Gillibrand takes place at 7pm at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday 18th November 2014.

  • November 3, 2014

    The Christian Gospel amplifies the prophet’s call to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” This summons is addressed to the whole church, all its members. It is of the essence of the Way of Wisdom and should be the basis of high quality and wide-ranging theological training, says Professor Deirdre Good, one of eight senior faculty members seeking reinstatement at General Theological Seminary in New York, after they took action to highlight abusive behaviour.

  • October 18, 2014

    Within hours over 550 people have signed a petition to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, calling for reinstatement of eight sacked seminary professors.

  • October 18, 2014

    The future of a flagship Episcopal seminary in the US is in doubt after its board ignored pleas from across the world to reinstate sacked faculty members.

  • October 15, 2014

    The crisis at General Theological Seminary in New York has not only produced important acts of solidarity towards eight fine professors unjustly sacked for their protests about what they have experienced as bullying within the GTS administrative system, it has also begun to spark some wider questions about the future of seminary-style education and mainstream US Protestantism.