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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

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COMMENTARY

Thoughts on a Platinum Jubilee

THE BEGINNING OF THE FOUR DAY PLATINUM JUBILEE seems a good time to unpack some of the absurdities, pitfalls and occasional outright cruelties associated with both royalist and republican points of view. In childhood, my father told me that you can learn quite a lot...

The Platinum Jubilee and the Peasants’ Revolt

AS WE APPROACH FOUR DAYS of national events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee it seems worth pointing out that today (30 May) marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. At that time, the population had been devastated by a...

Resisting the false logic of destruction

AS AN ANABAPTIST/MENNONITE PACIFIST, I recognise that I cannot expect the nations of the world to operate according to my convictions. But that does not mean that those convictions have no relevance for world affairs. For instance, I think one can critique US nuclear...

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‘What’s Next?’ Solas Festival is back

EKKLESIA is delighted to be co-sponsoring the imaginative and energetic Solas Festival for the fifth year in 2022... and it's all happening this weekend. Scotland's midsummer events jamboree is a feast of music, performance, discussion, culture, education and fun....

Eastertide reflections from Ekklesia

IN THE PAST we have maintained a tradition on Ekklesia of publishing reflections or articles to mark the darkness and hope of Easter. That has happened on many years, though not all. This time we kick off with a longer thought piece on the troubled texts of Holy Week...

Launch: Exchange of Gifts

WE ARE DELIGHTED that our latest book, Exchange of Gifts: The Vision of Simon Barrington-Ward, edited by Graham Kings and Ian Randall, has been launched officially today.    The launch was at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Over 50 people were present in person, and...