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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

BRIEFING

What the nuclear weapons ban means for Britain

ONE YEAR AFTER the UN's multilateral Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force, CND has launched a substantive report on the new treaty and its implications for British nuclear policies.  The report, Nuclear weapons are banned! What does...

New report on the economic insecurity of young people

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS (RSA) has published the  findings of a survey looking at the economic security of young people aged 16-24 in the United Kingdom. It forms part of the RSA’s Young people’s future health and economic security project, supported by the Health...

Millions of UK children sinking deeper into poverty

NEW ANALYSIS from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds households on low incomes will be spending on average 18 per cent of their income after housing costs on energy bills after April. For single adult households on low incomes this rises to a shocking 54 per cent,...

COMMENTARY

Reindeer cyclones and the UK’s Covid response

REINDEER CYCLONES: the term was strange to me when I came across it recently, but it describes a beautiful and rather moving natural phenomenon. A reindeer cyclone occurs when a herd feels under threat. The reindeer gather together in a tight circular group, and begin...

Christmas: How subversive hope is born

THE CHRISTMAS we celebrate in the western world in the first quarter of the C21st is an unwieldy mish-mash of sentimentality, rampant commercialism, tempered religiosity, honest paganism, the mass slaughter of animals, family hospitality and seasonal goodwill. It is...

Welcoming the stranger: resources for the churches

IF THE GOVERNMENT of the United Kingdom decides to follow the Australian policy of offshore processing refugees offshore, a strong theological response will be needed to underpin sustained practical resistance to such a policy.  Fortunately, churches don’t have to...

Offshoring refugees: lessons from Australia

THE UK GOVERNMENT is reported to be wanting to move refugees and asylum seekers offshore. Following the Australian model apparently. So, do you want to know what the Australian model of offshore detention looks like? Let’s start with the annual financial costs of the...

MEDIA

UPDATES

An evening with Laurence Freeman OSB

'UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS: One Mind, One Heart' is the theme of an online evening with Fr Laurence Freeman from 6.30pm-8.30pm (GMT) on Thursday 9 December 2021. The Zoom meeting will be chaired by Simon Barrow, director of the change network and think-tank Ekklesia....

Forthcoming book: Exchange of Gifts

EKKLESIA PUBLISHING, which has produced ten titles since 2016, is pleased to announce the first of three new books which will appear in 2022. Exchange of Gifts: The Vision of Simon Barrington-Ward, edited by Graham Kings and Ian Randall, with a foreword from the...

COP26 in focus with Ekklesia

THE ROAD TO #COP26 has been a long one for Ekklesia. Environmental action was integral to our vision when we were first established nearly 20 years ago, and continues to be so. We were early backers of a Green New Deal, a fundamental re-orientation of the economy away...

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