• October 27, 2013

    Christian leaders are calling on the United States government to initiate direct dialogue with the Cuban government.

  • September 11, 2013

    I vividly recall the first television pictures of the terrible and criminal attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on what has become known as 9/11. I was at the University of Birmingham on 11 September 2001, attending a churches' conference on China. It was hard to take in what was going on, but we were all vaguely aware as we viewed these unfathomable images that the reaction to these events would shape the course of history for years to come; and so it has proved.

  • September 9, 2013

    A massive political shake-up will be forthcoming if US President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry fail in their attempt to persuade Congress to back a punitive military strike on Syria – despite launching an avalanche of propaganda over the past few days.

  • March 28, 2013

    Hope solely in an America-tailored and enforced settlement between Israelis and Palestinians today is nothing more than a chimera, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, in the wake of the US President's regional visit. Moreover, the two peoples will only manage to draw nearer to a peaceful resolution of the conflict if Israel acknowledges that it is occupying and colonising another people on their land and desist from applying those oppressive measures that are apartheid-like.

  • January 21, 2013

    In a previous blog (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17832), I noted the significant coincidence of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama ('Obama, MLK and the dream of a better world').

  • January 21, 2013

    Many people know that today is an important day not only for the United States but also our world, since it is President Obama's second inauguration in Washington DC.

  • January 9, 2013

    Church World Service wants President Obama to increase global assistance for hungry and poor people and lead the way to “fair and generous” immigration reform.

  • January 5, 2013

    At a time when high-octane political wrangling continues apace, a diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility.

  • November 7, 2012

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as president of the United States.

  • November 7, 2012

    All the major media outlets have now called the United States presidential election for Barack Obama, who has been re-elected for a second term.