• August 31, 2013

    Following the UK parliamentary vote against military intervention in Syria, an MP has called for a redoubling of humanitarian support.

  • August 30, 2013

    Having followed some six hours of the House of Commons debate on Syria yesterday (29 August), while channeling news, commentary and media requests for Ekklesia, it was evident to me that concern, questioning and scepticism were the dominant feelings being expressed.

  • August 28, 2013

    Westminster's only Green MP has warned that an attack on Syria could have severe consequences for civilians, and for the Middle East region.

  • August 28, 2013

    Despite what may or may not be discovered by the UN Inspectors in Syria in the days to come, all the signs are that Obama and Cameron are not in any mood to pause, says Caroline Lucas MP. She sets out details of her own parliamentary motion on the subject, and issues a call to the Prime Minister to publish solid legal advice.

  • June 6, 2013

    Church of England bishops have given up trying to block equal marriage in England and Wales. Though several spoke and voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the House of Lords, this bid was heavily defeated. Many church members, including some bishops, support marriage equality, though others are strongly opposed.

  • June 4, 2013

    The House of Lords has backed a Bill to allow same-sex couples in England and Wales to marry, by 390 votes to 148. After a long debate in which Christians argued for and against the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, a bid by opponents to block a second reading was heavily defeated.

  • June 4, 2013

    Members of the House of Lords have voted by more than two to one to back government plans for same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

  • June 4, 2013

    The highly important parliamentary discussion of marriage law and equality continues today (4 June 2013), and Ekklesia will be commenting further as details develop.

  • June 3, 2013

    Some Christian MPs strongly support marriage equality while others are strongly against it. In the UK and beyond, parliamentary debates on celebrating same-sex partnerships have revealed that – whatever top clerics or elders say – opinion within the churches is divided, says Savitri Hensman, reporting and commenting on the religious and theological views being expressed in parliament.

  • February 1, 2013

    Alarmingly low levels of asylum support are forcing thousands of children and their families seeking safety in the UK into severe poverty.