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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

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COMMENTARY

Ruling a brutally unequal UK in a dangerous world

UK PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON plans to go ahead with slashing Universal Credit, on the grounds that people should rely on hard work, not welfare, though many of them are already working. An uplift of £20 is due to end, intensifying poverty. At the same time, the...

Speaking for England

ON 2 SEPTEMBER 1939, LABOUR'S DEPUTY LEADER ARTHUR GREEN got to his feet in the Commons Chamber. He had been called upon to respond to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s ambivalent speech on the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany. As he rose, a Conservative...

Review: Welcoming the Stranger

WITH THE UK GOVERNMENT'S New Plan for Immigration threatening to criminalise some asylum seekers and even those who try to help them, this book could hardly be more timely. In the UK today, the welcoming of strangers is a highly contentious issue. We might, however,...

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Solas Festival shines again

EKKLESIA IS DELIGHTED to be sponsoring the Solas Festival, Scotland's summer arts, performance and discussion event, for a fourth time this year – with particular thanks for the donation that makes this possible. The annual festival has usually been held in June, but...

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...

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