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We have a tendency in these islands – particularly in England – to prefer our history packaged as 'heritage'.
The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in June 2015 is being widely celebrated. King John’s signing of this document symbolised the end of an age when rulers had absolute power.
When Charles Kennedy died last week, alone in his Fort William home, the shock and sadness was felt far beyond his party.
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.
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