convention on modern liberty

  • March 26, 2010

    Thinking back a year or so, to the Convention on Modern Liberty, I am struck by the fact that the one thing that stands out in my memory was author Phillip Pullman's address, in which he laid out a vision of public policy as it could be if it focused on promoting our virtues, rather than protecting us from our vices

  • April 18, 2009
  • April 18, 2009

    The new immigration system in Britain is throwing church workers into confusion because the UK Border Agency does not understand religious activities, says the EA. But there are larger concerns, too.

  • March 16, 2009

    It is possible to create an alternative discourse on Muslim approaches to free speech, by re-reading aspects of Islamic teachings, says Dilwar Hussain, responding to issues raised by the Convention on Modern Liberty.

  • March 9, 2009

    Jews need reassurance right now that the agenda represented by the renewed civil liberties movement in Britain is for them, writes Keith Kahn-Harris. They represent a powerful resource for change, but fear is holding them back.

  • March 3, 2009

    Faith communities don't need special privileges, says Vaughan Jones. They need to be free to be the communities they are and to ensure that all members are treated as full human beings with full rights.

  • March 1, 2009

    There are many people in Britain's faith communities who have not yet grasped the importance of taking action now on threats to civil liberties, says Savi Hensman. She would like to see that change.

  • March 1, 2009

    Genuine faith – in God, in the good, in people and in the future of our planet – grows through freedom, depends upon freedom to keep it honest, and can contribute to the shared openness and strived-for equality that is an essential part of our free flourishing, argues Simon Barrow.

  • February 28, 2009

    Christians and others are asking whether a "rights discourse" is really adequate to who and what we are as human beings.

  • February 28, 2009

    Ekklesia is pleased to be involved in a major civil society event taking place across Britain today.