Ekklesia works with allied and sympathetic organisations on discussion and research/investigation gatherings.
We are hoping to launch a new series of online events shortly, and to make podcasts and videocasts available through this site.
Speakers at our past events have included former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, Muslim scholar Professor Mona Siddqui (see video here), Rabbi Jonathan Romain, refugee activist and scholar Professor Alison Phipps, disability activist Juliet Marlow, religion scholar Professor Naomi Goldenberg from the University of Ottawa, MENA specialist and lawyer/ecumenist Dr Harry Hagopian, Scottish political commentator Dr Gerry Hassan, Christian Aid Scotland director the Rev Sally Foster-Fulton (soon to be Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland), MPs and MSPs, and human rights activist and humanist Peter Tatchell.
A series of interfaith events with our friends at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London was discontinued in the run-up to the Covid pandemic and will be reconsidered in the near future.
Ekklesia has organised sessions and speakers at the Solas Festival (of which we are honoured to have been a sponsor for five years), Greenbelt Festival, Just Festival, and others. We also participate in events run by others, such as those of Church and Peace. Ekklesia hosted the monthly Beer and Theology Cambridge series online from 2020-2022.
We also engage in private round-tables or networks to discuss sensitive issues in a confidential format, or to bring together people with radically differing perspectives in a human, personal way. Issues covered have included sexuality, end of life issues, and abuse in church and other institutions.
If you have ideas or suggestions for events, do drop us a note via our contact page.