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We have to resist: we have to throw sand in the works But more generally, now is not the time for despair.
In the run-up to the General Election, Quakers in Britain aim to stimulate an alternative conversation on topics like justice, democracy and peace, Trident, sustainability and economic inequality.
From time-to-time, unsurprisingly, people ask us about the name 'Ekklesia'. We have an FAQ on that, which you can find here (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/about/faqs/10), but it is something that we should probably talk about more.
Human rights organisations have expressed concern over the announcement that a new defence arrangement will establish a permanent UK naval base in Bahrain.
A Manifesto for Secularism was recently launched at a conference in London. While the aim, to counter the religious right, is positive, I have reservations about some aspects.
Students protesting for democracy in Hong Kong raised their hands and refused to fight when attacked by pro-China activists today.
Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the UK government to end the sale of tear-gas to the government in Hong Kong, following its use against pro-democracy protestors.
It’s a fact that the people who suffer most harm from government policies are the people least likely to vote. A common reason for not voting is that ‘it doesn’t make any difference’.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for an end to the presumption of innocence for those visiting war zones and powers to remove UK citizenship for those supporting a “terrorist state”.