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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

Call for Long Covid to be recognised as a disability

THE TUC HAS CALLED for Long COVID to be urgently recognised as a disability, and Covid-19 as an occupational disease, to give workers access to legal protections and compensation. The call comes as the TUC publishes an in-depth report on workers’ experiences of long...

Library investment vital for pandemic recovery

LIBRARIES HAVE A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY in helping to build back  following the pandemic, says the Local Government Association (LGA) of England, with many libraries already supporting children to recover from missed classroom time and helping to plug the widening...

UNHCR calls for action to reverse rising displacement

UNHCR, THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY, has urged world leaders to step up their efforts to foster peace, stability and cooperation in order to halt and begin reversing nearly a decade-long trend of surging displacement driven by violence and persecution. Despite the pandemic,...

Class divide in access to flexible working

NEW POLLING IN A REPORT published by the TUC reveals an emerging class divide in England, as some workers opt to keep working from home while those who can’t work from home have little access to any forms of flexible working.  The number of workers who work from home...

COMMENTARY

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...

Why all 16-year-olds should have a vote

AT THE 1977 CCONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE, 16-year-old William Hague made a speech in which he conjured up what he feared was the imminent and dreadful prospect of a "Socialist Britain". With Margaret Thatcher and many delegates captivated by the rare sight of a...

Transformatory politics beyond the elections

WITH THE POLLS shortly set to close on national, regional and local elections in Scotland, Wales and England (plus the Hartlepool by-election, mayoral choices, and voting for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales), most will have cast their ballot or...

Church action on racism: what is at stake?

THERE IS A NEW REPORT in the Church of England concerning how to address racism: From Lament to Action. It was published almost simultaneously with the guilty verdict on the killer of George Floyd, which has been met with strong assent from many Christians. It will be...

MEDIA

UPDATES

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....

Redemptive Justice? Survivors of church-related abuse

THIS new paper from the Rev Dr David Atkinson (retired Anglican Bishop of Thetford) and Dr Sue Atkinson (survivor of childood abuse, with a PhD in professional development and how groups learn to change) proposes a framework for the Church of England's on-going...

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