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...

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...

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...

Liberating Theologies: Solidarity and Protest

IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE to join with some 60 others in the opening stages of this weekend’s liberation theology conference at Sunderland Minster, hosted by the Rev Chris Howson, Lisa Murphy SCM and the Victor Jara Liberation Theologies and Sunderland Interfaith...

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...