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

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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

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Healthcare professions respond to Coronavirus report

DR CHAAND NAGPAUL, the British Medical Association's chair of council, has responded to Coronavirus: lessons learned to date, the report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee. Dr Nagpaul said: “The UK has...

Labelling gas a green investment ‘unlawful’

NEW ANALYSIS  FROM CLIENTEARTH warns that including gas in the EU green labelling system is “unlawful”. In a letter to the European Commission, they call on EU authorities to categorically exclude gas activities from the EU Taxonomy. Announced in April 2021, the EU...

Council tax support grant extension needed in England

RISING NUMBERS OF FAMILIES ON LOW INCOMES face paying more council tax from April unless there is an extension to one-off government funding for local council tax support schemes in England, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Latest figures show more...

COMMENTARY

Speaking for England

ON 2 SEPTEMBER 1939, LABOUR'S DEPUTY LEADER ARTHUR GREEN got to his feet in the Commons Chamber. He had been called upon to respond to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s ambivalent speech on the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany. As he rose, a Conservative...

Review: Welcoming the Stranger

WITH THE UK GOVERNMENT'S New Plan for Immigration threatening to criminalise some asylum seekers and even those who try to help them, this book could hardly be more timely. In the UK today, the welcoming of strangers is a highly contentious issue. We might, however,...

Is it time for prospective MPs to sit an exam?

THE COLLEGE which provides training for civil servants has just introduced a new course. ‘From Backbencher To Minister’ aims to give new ministers the skills to manage a department with hundreds of employees and a budget of billions. Some might think this is long...

MEDIA

UPDATES

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...

Opposing UK government aid cuts

EKKLESIA has been active in supporting the growing lobby against the UK Government’s proposed aid cuts, which will be disastrous for some of the poorest people in the world and which will undermine global action on the pandemic. We have pointed out that the Government...

Event: Spirituality, psychology, humanity and COVID-19

EKKLESIA IS PLEASED to be partnering with Luath Press for an online event  on Thursday 3 June 2021, at 7.30pm, looking at the personal, interpersonal and collective resources we need to survive and thrive in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets (which are free)...

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