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Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing Ideas

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing World

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

Changing Outlook

Ekklesia is an independent change network promoting transformative
ideas about politics, society and beliefs

BRIEFING

Renewed truce in Yemen brings hope of peace

THE TRUCE IN YEMEN which began in April has been renewed for an additional two months, from 2 August until 2 October, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg has announced.  The extension includes a commitment by the Government and Houthi rebels to intensify...

Cost of living report backed by former PM

FORMER PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN has joined with 56 faith groups, charities and politicians to call on the government to take urgent action to bridge the cost of living gap faced by the lowest income families. The call responds to a report written by poverty expert...

COMMENTARY

Thoughts on a Platinum Jubilee

THE BEGINNING OF THE FOUR DAY PLATINUM JUBILEE seems a good time to unpack some of the absurdities, pitfalls and occasional outright cruelties associated with both royalist and republican points of view. In childhood, my father told me that you can learn quite a lot...

The Platinum Jubilee and the Peasants’ Revolt

AS WE APPROACH FOUR DAYS of national events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee it seems worth pointing out that today (30 May) marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. At that time, the population had been devastated by a...

Resisting the false logic of destruction

AS AN ANABAPTIST/MENNONITE PACIFIST, I recognise that I cannot expect the nations of the world to operate according to my convictions. But that does not mean that those convictions have no relevance for world affairs. For instance, I think one can critique US nuclear...

MEDIA

UPDATES

No war in Ukraine: for peace and human rights

'NO WAR IN UKRAINE: for peace and human rights' - an online seminar - takes place at 5pm (GMT - 6pm CET) on Monday 24 January. This event is a joint initiative between Another Europe is Possible and European Alternatives. There is a new threat of war in Europe. An...

An evening with Laurence Freeman OSB

'UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS: One Mind, One Heart' is the theme of an online evening with Fr Laurence Freeman from 6.30pm-8.30pm (GMT) on Thursday 9 December 2021. The Zoom meeting will be chaired by Simon Barrow, director of the change network and think-tank Ekklesia....

New book: Exchange of Gifts

EKKLESIA PUBLISHING, which has produced twelve titles since 2016, is pleased to announce the first of three new books which will appear in 2022. Exchange of Gifts: The Vision of Simon Barrington-Ward, edited by Graham Kings and Ian Randall, with a foreword from the...