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...

Call for urgent change to Church culture

THE ARCHBISHOPS’ ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE has published its report From Lament to Action proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England. It issues a warning to the Archbishops that a failure to act...

UK arms sales to Yemen face legal challenge

CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMS TRADE has been granted permission for its legal challenge against the UK government’s decision to renew arms sales for use in the war in Yemen to proceed to the High Court. The Honourable Mr Justice Jay ordered on 20 April 2021 that the case was...

No place for famine in the 21st century, say NGOs

STATES AND DONOR COUNTRIES are being urged by NGOs including Christian Aid to provide the additional $5.5 billion needed for urgent food assistance to reach more than 34 million girls, boys, women and men around the globe who are on the brink of famine. In a joint...

Call to protect seabed store of ‘blue carbon’

UK MARINE PROTECTED AREAS (MPAs) in continental shelf waters store approximately 26.5 million tonnes of carbon, according to Marine Conservation Society data, making them a vital tool in the battle against the climate emergency. However, industrial fishing methods...

UNHCR’s Grandi and Pope Francis meet

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES Filippo Grandi praised Pope Francis’ holistic approach to global displacement and the needs of the most vulnerable, including those forced to flee their homes, as expressed in the encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti, during a...

Care home residents campaign on self-isolation

After UK Government guidance in force from 12 April made clear that the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is maintaining the requirement for care home residents to self-isolate for 14 days after a visit out, John’s Campaign is threatening to bring legal...

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