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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

EU must prioritise Covid crisis in Modi meeting

AHEAD OF THE EU-INDIA LEADERS' MEETING, Amnesty International has called on EU leaders to urge India to protect the rights to life and health, and to raise the alarm about the crackdown on dissent being carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Amnesty...

European colonial history exposed in court case

The land rights of the Xokleng, a tribe that was violently expelled from its territory in the 19th and 20th centuries to make way for European colonists, are now the focus of a landmark court case in Brazil. The Xokleng were brutally persecuted and evicted by armed...

New centre for young women’s economic justice

THE YOUNG WOMEN'S TRUST has launched a new Research Centre for Young Women’s Economic Justice, which will run a training programme to empower young women to become paid peer researchers into the economic injustices faced by young women struggling to live on low or no...

Majority in G7 want vaccine technology to be shared

THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN G7 countries believe their governments should ensure pharmaceutical companies share vaccine research and technology, according to a major new poll. The poll carried out by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, which includes Amnesty International,...

COMMENTARY

Thank you to a great generation

MOST OF US who have reached middle age or beyond can look back to our younger days and think of a year which really set the course for the rest of our lives. In our late teens or twenties, what happened in a single year was often highly significant. Whether we started...

Disestablishment and the ‘common wealth’ spirit

THE QUESTION OF whether, why and how the Church of England should be disestablished (and what this means) may seem a rather quaint one, especially given the other ructions facing the increasingly disunited kingdom we are part of right now. But I believe it still...

Resisting the anti-protest bill

THE UK GOVERNMENT is seeking to rush a new law through Parliament which would drastically limit people’s right to protest , with harsh sentences, even when COVID restrictions are lifted. This has been widely criticised, especially after violent policing of a vigil...

MEDIA

UPDATES

New Ekklesia Publishing site

EKKLESIA Publishing was established in 2016 and has so far produced ten titles, with several more in process for 2021. Our aim is to bring to market high quality books which help change the way we look at the world based on the values of social justice, peacemaking,...

New imprint on culture and transformation

CHANGE is not just about politics, but the whole spectrum of human activity and endeavour. That is the inspirational thought behind Siglum, which is a new imprint which focuses on the illuminative and transformative possibilities of the arts, music and culture. Among...

Seeking truth and freedom in a post-truth world

HOW DO CHRISTIANS and others of good faith speak truthfully and act justly, with freedom and responsibility, in a world which seems increasingly characterised by the manipulations and distortions of power? In this extended  essay, author, academic and retired bishop...

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