christmas

  • 24 Dec 2013

    The 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' Christmastide celebrations and events at St James' Piccadilly are partly to raise funds for the Future Peacemakers Appeal, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem (www.holylandtrust.org) and partly to raise awareness and support for "Kairos Palestine", backed by Ekklesia and many others.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    A giant replica of Israel’s separation wall, which cuts off the West Bank and Bethlehem, has appeared in central London.

  • 23 Dec 2013

    "My faith in the people governing us is, on the whole, infinitesimal; my faith in The People governed is, on the whole, illimitable." -- Charles Dickens.

    As we approach Christmas, the memory of MPs in the foodbank debate laughing at the notion of poor people fighting over cheap food could have been enough to dampen anyone’s Christmas spirit. But what Charles Dickens asserted over a century ago is still true: many of the people those MPs represent are more generous, more noble, and more selfless than the MPs could ever imagine.

  • 22 Dec 2013

    In his Christmas message, the General Secretary of the WCC says faith should encourage help people journey together towards justice and peace.

  • 22 Dec 2013

    A festival of Bethlehem at Christmas is being celebrated at St James’s Piccadilly, London, from 23 December 2013 through to 5 January 2014, with people joining in on Facebook and Twitter from other parts of these islands… and the world.

  • 21 Dec 2013

    Christmas, when people who rarely enter a church often pay their annual visit, could be a time to challenge perceptions of Christianity. Unfortunately, says Symon Hill, we seem to respond to their arrival by singing some of the most badly written, incomprehensible and theologically dubious songs ever produced. Perhaps it's time to shred the carol sheet.

  • 21 Dec 2013

    The President of the Methodist Church has called on Methodist people to celebrate God's generosity at Christmas by multiplying generosity themselves.

  • 17 Dec 2013

    NHS Bood and Transplant, supported by church campaign fleshandblood, is encouraging people to think about blood donation this Christmas.

  • 15 Dec 2013

    Ekklesia has not produced any Christmas or New Year cards of our own this year, but we are very happy to encourage you to buy some beautiful ones produced by our friend Carrie Gooch, a visual artist who is a member of the Iona Community. The proceeds go to back support and advocacy for asylum seekers.

  • 14 Dec 2013

    As winter comes, the impacts of the government's cuts in social spending and welfare are increasingly tangible, as more and more people struggle to make ends meet.