Welcome to the new Ekklesia website

EKKLESIA IS PLEASED to be launching its new website for a new year – our twentieth in operation as a pioneering think-tank (and now change network) on beliefs, ethics and politics. This is the fourth redesign since we appeared on the web in 2002. It also marks a...

Biden urged to keep promise on Yemen

CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMS TRADE has urged President Joe Biden to stick to his pledge on ending US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The bombing and blockade, which began in March 2015, has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Throughout his...

TPNW and global action to abolish nuclear weapons

THE WORLD TODAY faces a number of existential or near-existential threats. The climate crisis (which has repercussions in every other area of life, and hits the poorest and most vulnerable hardest) is the most prominent. The current COVID pandemic, the threat of...

Church of England drive on housing crisis

DR GULI FRANCIS-DEHQUANI is to become the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Housing to spearhead the Church’s efforts to help ease the UK’s crippling housing crisis. The announcement comes ahead of the publication next month of the findings of a major two-year...

Quakers lobby Lords on Overseas Operations Bill

Quakers in Britain and Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture (Q-CAT) have briefed Peers in the UK Parlaiment’s House of Lords ahead of a debate on the Overseas Operations Bill – the so-called ‘Spy Cops’ legislation. The Society of Friends...

Review of ‘Green Burial’, by Martin Hayden

Green Burial by Martin Hayden. Published by The Garlic Press. Price £10. Many years ago I spoke to a veteran activist in the peace movement. When I asked him why he did what he did, he said, “It’s my love song to the world.” This book feels very much like a love song...

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