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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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Birth, death and impossible new life at Christmas

THIS CHRISTMAS, in Palestine and Israel, in Sudan, in Ukraine and in other less publicised parts of the globe, darkness and violence seem overwhelming. In Bethlehem, traditionally the birthplace of Christ, seasonal celebrations have been cancelled in respect for the...

Christmases past, present and future: the challenge

“A HARD TIME we had of it”. The gripe which TS Eliot put into the mouths of Persian astronomers, travelling during the dead of winter to search for a newborn in a distant land, seems to sum up much of the modern Christmas experience in our culture. This hard time...

‘Slow dusk’: remembering with integrity

REMEMBRANCE-TIDE is over and now, the space for further reflection. A time to stand back from the division and anger engendered by the former Home Secretary and to consider what it may mean in these harrowing, divisive and contentious times to remember the dead of so...

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Christ in the Rubble

WITH Gaza under continual attack and bombardment, the displacement of nearly 90 per cent of the population, and the West Bank living under siege conditions, the Christian communities there have declared the usual Christmas celebrations cancelled. Instead, the coming...

From lockdown to musical strength

INTERNATIONALLY renowned virtuoso South Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth stops by in Edinburgh on her 2023-24 tour on Friday 17th November, showcasing an extraordinary blend of ragas presented in contemporary style and blended with keyboards, electronics and...

Simone Weil: The spiritual vision in her life and work

OUR director, Simon Barrow, will be chairing an online forum looking at the spiritual vision of the compelling early twentieth century French philosopher, mystic and political activist Simone Weil. This will take place from 19:00 to 21:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 27th...