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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

Permitted development rights need review, say MPs

THE UK GOVERNMENT should pause any further extensions of permitted development rights (PDRs) for change of use to residential, and conduct a review of the role of such PDRs in the wider planning system in England, says the Housing, Communities and Local Government...

Aid agencies warn of looming famine in Tigray

THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION warns that time is running out to prevent a looming famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where an estimated 5.2 million people are facing acute food insecurity. Members of a joint United Nations and non-governmental organisations team have...

New report on prisons in England and Wales

THE PRISON SERVICE in England and Wales prevented predicted large-scale deaths as a result of Covid-19, but severe and prolonged daily lock-up of prisoners harmed their physical and mental welfare, according to HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Charlie Taylor. Publishing...

COMMENTARY

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...

‘A gentle discipline’ or Williamson’s whip?

'EXERCISE A GENTLE DISCIPLINE’ is a phrase often heard amongst Quakers. It may be used in reference to matters as diverse as the conduct of our Business Meetings or the wording of funeral notices. It works, perhaps one might say, because we are raised to it. But note...

MEDIA

UPDATES

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...

Welcome to the new Ekklesia website

EKKLESIA IS PLEASED to be launching its new website for a new year – our twentieth in operation as a pioneering think-tank (and now change network) on beliefs, ethics and politics. This is the fourth redesign since we appeared on the web in 2002. It also marks a...

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,...

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