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ideas about politics, society and beliefs

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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

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

BRIEFING

More financial institutions say no to nuclear weapons

THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS (ICAN) and PAX, the largest peace organisation in the Netherlands, have released the 2022 'Don’t Bank on the Bomb' report, Rejecting Risk. The report finds that the number of financial institutions with policies...

UK government urged to join nuclear ban conference

THE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (CND) has launched a new campaign –Talks not Bombs – to get Britain to attend a crucial nuclear disarmament conference. The First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), will...

Gap between levelling up rhetoric and reality exposed

IPPR NORTH, a dedicated think tank for the north of England with bases in Manchester and Newcastle, has published research showing that despite the rhetoric, the UK is more regionally divided than ever – and that central government policy has so far undermined the...

COMMENTARY

Politicians: they’re not all the same

GIVEN the Prime Minister we have, and the events of the last decade, it’s completely understandable that trust in politicians is at an all-time low.   The UK’s current leadership has given us very little reason to trust, or even to believe them. And it has been...

Waiting with prophets and poets: the challenge of Advent

WAITING CAN BE DIFFICULT. In a time of near-instant communications and even quicker opinions, it is a state of being which is under threat. Waiting – in non-emergency situations – is seen as negative, even to some, as a form of insult. To understand it as an essential...

Let’s make our Christmas giving more positive

FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE the message of the nativity, Christmas can never be cancelled, nor indeed saved, by a politician. But perhaps our celebration of it really does need to change. For many people, it has become a stressful season of pressure to spend money they...

Let Remembrance inspire a commitment to peace

WHEN THEY CAME HOME at the end of the First World War, many ex-servicemen faced poverty and unemployment, and their anger led to civil unrest. On Peace Day 1919, Luton Town Hall was burned to the ground. Indeed the Summer of 1919 is now known to some historians as...

MEDIA

UPDATES

Liberating Theologies: Solidarity and Protest

IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE to join with some 60 others in the opening stages of this weekend's liberation theology conference at Sunderland Minster, hosted by the Rev Chris Howson, Lisa Murphy SCM and the Victor Jara Liberation Theologies and Sunderland Interfaith...

60 years on from Martin Luther King’s first London sermon

MARTIN LUTHER KING preached in London for the first time on 29 October 1961, at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church – where Ekklesia was based for three years up to 2017. Join them to commemorate the 60th anniversary of this important occasion, where MLK gave one of his...

Solas Festival shines again

EKKLESIA IS DELIGHTED to be sponsoring the Solas Festival, Scotland's summer arts, performance and discussion event, for a fourth time this year – with particular thanks for the donation that makes this possible. The annual festival has usually been held in June, but...

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