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...

Northern Ireland on the brink?

ALTHOUGH Ekklesia does not have any associates in Northern Ireland at present, we are pleased to have policy and political analyst Peter McColl among a number of new and recent contributors to our comment section. Peter wrote a good, short explainer on the situation...

Library investment vital for pandemic recovery

LIBRARIES HAVE A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY in helping to build back  following the pandemic, says the Local Government Association (LGA) of England, with many libraries already supporting children to recover from missed classroom time and helping to plug the widening...

UNHCR calls for action to reverse rising displacement

UNHCR, THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY, has urged world leaders to step up their efforts to foster peace, stability and cooperation in order to halt and begin reversing nearly a decade-long trend of surging displacement driven by violence and persecution. Despite the pandemic,...

Class divide in access to flexible working

NEW POLLING IN A REPORT published by the TUC reveals an emerging class divide in England, as some workers opt to keep working from home while those who can’t work from home have little access to any forms of flexible working.  The number of workers who work from home...

Free NHS dental care for young people in Scotland

NEW MEASURES to provide free NHS dental care for all young people aged 18 to 25 (inclusive) were introduced at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 15 June 2021. .Amendments to the regulations which cover the cost of NHS dental care will mean around 600,000 young people...

WCC shares hopes for Biden-Putin summit just-peace

THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) has shared its hopes for peace with an open letter and prayer as the first summit between the US and Russian presidents takes place in Geneva today. “From our headquarters in the same city in which you will meet, and from so many...

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