iona community

  • 9 Jun 2013

    The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working simultaneously for peace and social justice, the rebuilding of human bonds of collaboration locally and globally, and the renewal of worship. This past weekend it has been celebrating its 75th anniversary.

  • 24 May 2013

    The Iona Community is continuing its work in tackling poverty as it enters its 75th anniversary and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s landing on the island.

  • 29 Mar 2013

    Christians need to re-envision the meaning of the Cross in history and in our culture, such that we are equipped to go and do the Gospel that shapes us in a confused, broken, unjust and often violent world, says Simon Barrow. This will help us see that it is not true that the only ‘weapons’ at the Church's disposal are not the coercive ones wielded by our opponents. Rather, God’s cross points to the resources of suffering love that only the God of life can offer, because they are ‘beyond our means’ humanly, but not beyond divine gifting.

  • 23 Mar 2013

    The anti-nuclear weapons rally at Faslane nuclear base in Scotland will not go ahead today, due to snow, ice and dangerous conditions in the area.

  • 21 Mar 2013

    While I’ve been out campaigning for the Scrap Trident Coalition, a fairly commonly voiced objection to the elimination of nuclear weapons from Scotland is that; “It’ll cost jobs at Faslane.”

  • 16 Feb 2013

    It is not often that 120 or more people turn for a book launch these days. But what took place at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in Scotland's capital yesterday evening (15 February 2013) was no routine publishing party.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    Rachel Mann's passionate and thoughtful new book Dazzling Darkness: gender, sexuality and God, published by the Iona Community's Wild Goose imprint, is being launched at Manchester Cathedral, in the Nave, today (6 November 2012) at 7pm. The bookshop will be provided by St Denys' Manchester, and the launch price is £9.50. Ekklesia sends warmest wishes for the launch.

  • 8 Aug 2012

    A Church in the heart of Edinburgh is the venue for an intriguing conversation about the future of religion beyond its inherited institutional forms.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    The sixth in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • 23 Mar 2010

    The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility and the Church of Scotland are delighted with the response to their recent ‘Banking on Justice’ conference.