Culture

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia is often asked to comment on faith schools, and in particular their funding and admissions policies. It has also worked on the teaching of creationism.

  • 6 Mar 2014

    World Book Day is 6 March in 2014 throughout Britain and Ireland. In other parts of there world it is sometimes marked in April.

  • 18 Feb 2014

    An award for newer arts journalists with an Edinburgh connection and an international outlook has been established in memory of a writer who was a passionate campaigner for human rights, a lifelong promoter of world music, and had strong connections with Latin America.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    'Arts at the Heart of Change' is the theme of a conversation taking place on Friday 9th August in the hall at St John's Church, from 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.

  • 2 Aug 2013

    The Just Festival in Edinburgh will get off to a dramatic start with appearances from the cast of 'Tejas Verdes' and 'Singing I'm no a Billy he's a Tim' at its official opening event on 3 August 2013.

  • 1 Aug 2013

    Many residents from two Edinburgh estates enjoyed their first opportunity to dance and perform in public tonight (Thursday 1 August), as over fifty dancers helped a mixture of local people and international city-centre visitors get in the mood for festival season.

  • 30 Jul 2013

    More than 50 dancers aged 18-75 will surprise passers-by with a flamenco flashmob on 1 August as part of opening events for the 2013 Just Festival.

  • 14 Feb 2013

    Recently, we have been pleased to relay on Ekklesia several broadcast interviews with our lead Middle East commentator and associate, Dr Harry Hagopian, featured on CivilNet TV.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Life in the European Union is one of continuing political negotiation. No political realist is surprised that national leaders constantly seek to protect and advance the interests of their country, says social theologian Dr Graeme Smith. The European Union is the place of permanent dialogue between different interests, and more substantially different political cultures, interestingly mirroring some different Protestant and Catholic instincts. Meanwhile, ecumenical lessons can help us to see why it's negotiation all the way, in a positive sense.

  • 3 Dec 2012

    In today's world we face a vast range of human practices which are overlapping and do not function as religious or secular solely or discreetly, says Francis Stewart. He illustrates this in relation to his extensive research into punk music.