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Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

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Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing World

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing Outlook

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

BRIEFING

Mercenaries must leave Libya to pave way for peace

UN EXPERTS HAVE CALLED for all mercenaries and mercenary-related private contractors to leave Libya, saying their departure is long overdue, and is a vital precondition to peaceful elections scheduled for later in 2021. “Nine months after the ceasefire agreement...

Monopolies make vaccinating the world more expensive

THE COST OF VACCINATING the world against COVID-19 could be at least five times cheaper if pharmaceutical companies were not profiteering from their monopolies on  vaccines, campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance have said. New analysis by the Alliance shows...

Sentamu to be new Chair of Christian Aid

JOHN SENTAMU, the former Archbishop of York, has been announced as the next Chair of the board of international development agency Christian Aid. Dr Sentamu – who has been outspoken on issues of poverty and justice in the UK and globally for many years – served as the...

COMMENTARY

Is it time for prospective MPs to sit an exam?

THE COLLEGE which provides training for civil servants has just introduced a new course. ‘From Backbencher To Minister’ aims to give new ministers the skills to manage a department with hundreds of employees and a budget of billions. Some might think this is long...

Armed Forces Day: pageantry, pity, poetry and truth

ON SUMMER SATURDAYS, the quiet of the village where I live is sometimes broken by the unmistakeable throb and growl of a Merlin aero engine. On these occasions, I run outside and am occasionally in time to see a Spitfire or Hurricane looping and diving before...

MEDIA

UPDATES

Thursdays in Black: against rape and violence

THE NEWS THAT the US television star Bill Cosby, convicted of sexual assault and rape, is to be set free not because he is innocent, but because of a previous deal he struck where he admitted in a deposition to drugging women, is shocking and shameful. The Montcopa...

Northern Ireland on the brink?

ALTHOUGH Ekklesia does not have any associates in Northern Ireland at present, we are pleased to have policy and political analyst Peter McColl among a number of new and recent contributors to our comment section. Peter wrote a good, short explainer on the situation...

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