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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

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MPs urged to change law on sexual abuse in the military

MPs HAVE BEEN URGED to change the law so that sexual abuse and rape cases in the armed forces are tried in civilian courts. This follows the publication by the Defence Sub-Committee on Women in the Armed Forces of its report, Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Women in...

COMMENTARY

On Northern Ireland, Brexit and the UK

THERE ARE ONLY three broad ways to solve the Brexit situation in Northern Ireland, assuming that the UK is not going to rejoin the EU. First, the current arrangement, which means checks in the Irish Sea, and an effective customs border between Northern Ireland and...

Religion and the integration of migrants

WITH SUFFERING SO OFTEN the root cause of migration, providing new arrivals with a safe and secure existence is of the utmost importance. But regrettably, arrival in the host country can throw up an array of new issues, from exploitative employment to social...

Monarchy and equality in the 21st century

IN 2019, RESEARCHERS at the University of Sheffield argued persuasively that the UK may be going through a process of ‘undevelopment’, which they defined as "the dismantling, rather than the building, of a viable, functioning political economy that satisfactorily...

The futility of deracinated politics

THE FURORE AROUND THE RECENT ELECTIONS for local councils, city and regional mayors, police commissioners and a parliamentary constituency in England has subsided. Politicians and much of the media have interpreted both the unexpected and the foreseen according to...

On trying to obstruct action against racism

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND'S recent report on racism, From Lament to Action, has provoked many refusals. There are refusals of its central claim about institutional racism, refusals of its theological vision, and refusals of its practical recommendations. These refusals...

MEDIA

UPDATES

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)...

Introducing the Good Conversation podcast

WE ARE PLEASED to announce the launch of the Good Conversation podcast by independent scholar, author, Church in Wales priest and Ekklesia associate, the Rev Dr John Gillibrand. The podcast debuts on Sunday 28 March 2021. The link is being shared on social media here....

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