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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

New coalition to support private renters in England

THE UK GOVERNMENT PROMISED two years ago to end ‘no-fault’ evictions from private rented properties using a Section 21 notice. A new Survation survey indicates that eight per cent of private renters in England have received a no-fault eviction notice in the past year,...

UK opposes ICC investigation into Israeli war crimes

IN A LETTER to the Conservative Friends of Israel lobby group, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the UK Government’s opposition to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement of an investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel. In his letter,...

Armed forces recruitment in Welsh schools criticised

A NEW REPORT BY THREE ORGANISATIONS has revealed that armed forces' visits to Welsh schools are acting as a “fig-leaf” for military recruitment. The evidence contradicts repeated claims by the forces that they do not recruit in schools. Researchers from Cymdeithas y...

COMMENTARY

Ecclesial white supremacism

THERE IS NO right life in a world of falsehoods. This acknowledgement – one of Theodor Adorno's best – is not a moralistic condemnation of the state of things. It is more like a statement of the facts. When one's world is a tissue of falsehoods, intended and...

What Jarel Robinson-Brown did not say

RIGHT-WING SOCIAL MEDIA users have driven themselves into a frenzy of outrage over a tweet written by a Church of England priest named Jarel Robinson-Brown. The front page of yesterday’s Daily Star features calls for him to be sacked. I strongly suspect that some of...

Defending truth and defeating lies: a citizen’s duty

"THERE IS TRUTH AND THERE ARE LIES – lies told for power and for profit. Each of us has a duty and a responsibility as citizens, as Americans and especially as leaders... to defend the truth and defeat the lies.” President Joe Biden, delivering his inaugural speech in...

TPNW and global action to abolish nuclear weapons

THE WORLD TODAY faces a number of existential or near-existential threats. The climate crisis (which has repercussions in every other area of life, and hits the poorest and most vulnerable hardest) is the most prominent. The current COVID pandemic, the threat of...

Review of ‘Green Burial’, by Martin Hayden

Green Burial by Martin Hayden. Published by The Garlic Press. Price £10. Many years ago I spoke to a veteran activist in the peace movement. When I asked him why he did what he did, he said, “It’s my love song to the world.” This book feels very much like a love song...

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