• December 21, 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.

  • December 21, 2013

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

  • December 18, 2013

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

  • December 16, 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.

  • December 14, 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.

  • December 10, 2013

    Yesterday I received an email from John Lewis inviting me to “be the perfect host this Christmas”. This would apparently be facilitated by the purchase of “cookware” and “serveware" which would enable me to “cook with ease from morning to night.”

  • November 30, 2013

    Present Aid, Christian Aid’s virtual gift shop, which is backed by Ekklesia and others, has launched 22 new ethical gifts for Christmas 2013.

  • November 26, 2013

    With a month to go until Christmas Eve, Plaid Cymru has launched a campaign encouraging people to do as much Christmas shopping as possible in local shops.

  • January 20, 2013

    In a few days' time, we will learn the name of the new Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem. Four or five names have been see-sawing in the consciousness of those following these developments for many long weeks already. But the haze of speculation will finally be removed with the elections and actual votes of the members of the St James Brotherhood (36 in all).

  • December 30, 2012

    The Chancellor has received a copy of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol from Christians who say he risks returning Britain to Victorian times.