Welcome to Ekklesia

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

Changing Ideas

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

Call for urgent change to Church culture

THE ARCHBISHOPS' ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE has published its report From Lament to Action proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England. It issues a warning to the Archbishops that a failure to act could be a...

UK arms sales to Yemen face legal challenge

CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMS TRADE has been granted permission for its legal challenge against the UK government’s decision to renew arms sales for use in the war in Yemen to proceed to the High Court. The Honourable Mr Justice Jay ordered on 20 April 2021 that the case was...

COMMENTARY

‘A gentle discipline’ or Williamson’s whip?

'EXERCISE A GENTLE DISCIPLINE’ is a phrase often heard amongst Quakers. It may be used in reference to matters as diverse as the conduct of our Business Meetings or the wording of funeral notices. It works, perhaps one might say, because we are raised to it. But note...

Thank you to a great generation

MOST OF US who have reached middle age or beyond can look back to our younger days and think of a year which really set the course for the rest of our lives. In our late teens or twenties, what happened in a single year was often highly significant. Whether we started...

MEDIA

UPDATES

Introducing the Good Conversation podcast

WE ARE PLEASED to announce the launch of the Good Conversation podcast by independent scholar, author, Church in Wales priest and Ekklesia associate, the Rev Dr John Gillibrand. The podcast debuts on Sunday 28 March 2021. The link is being shared on social media here....

Redemptive Justice? Survivors of church-related abuse

THIS new paper from the Rev Dr David Atkinson (retired Anglican Bishop of Thetford) and Dr Sue Atkinson (survivor of childood abuse, with a PhD in professional development and how groups learn to change) proposes a framework for the Church of England's on-going...

Welcome to the new Ekklesia website

EKKLESIA IS PLEASED to be launching its new website for a new year – our twentieth in operation as a pioneering think-tank (and now change network) on beliefs, ethics and politics. This is the fourth redesign since we appeared on the web in 2002. It also marks a...

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