(Not just for) England and Saint George

TODAY is St George’s Day, and a number of Ekklesia’s supporters and readers have referenced the report we first produced in 2007 (re-issued in 2009 and 2010), calling for the ‘rebranding’ of St George away from a narrow and often reactionary or...

Beyond the deadening grip of the ‘old normal’

ONE OF THE oft-repeated catch phrases from the earliest phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the wake of the first lockdown in March 2020 (which was a huge shock to all of us), was “we can’t return to the ‘old normal’.” There was a palpable sense, for a time,...

Resurrecting hope: setting the present-future free

TO ALL FRIENDS of Ekklesia, we wish you a very happy Easter, wherever you are and whatever shapes your life and commitment towards justice, peace and sustainability for all on this beautiful, fragile, wounded planet. As Christians across the globe proclaim...

Reflecting on Easter revolutions

TO A SIGNIFICANT extent, what could be called the life of the spirit – the invitation to reconsider the world and each other through the eyes of love and fresh possibility – is a life of imagination. By that, I do not mean fantasy or wishful thinking, but rather the...