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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 scheme to make university meals greener

MOTIVATING UNIVERSITY CATERERS to help in fighting climate and nature breakdown, Friends of the Earth is launching a new accreditation scheme – Kale Yeah! Kitchens. The scheme is encouraging caterers to make their menus more sustainable by serving less and higher...

COMMENTARY

Armed Forces Day: pageantry, pity, poetry and truth

ON SUMMER SATURDAYS, the quiet of the village where I live is sometimes broken by the unmistakeable throb and growl of a Merlin aero engine. On these occasions, I run outside and am occasionally in time to see a Spitfire or Hurricane looping and diving before...

Wild at heart: encountering Chris Packham

CHRIS PACKHAM is a naturalist best known for presenting Springwatch on BBC2. “He should be in the ‘national treasure’ class,” said The Guardian, “but he determinedly is not.”  Brian Draper went for a wander and conversation with him in the New Forest earlier this year...

On Northern Ireland, Brexit and the UK

THERE ARE ONLY three broad ways to solve the Brexit situation in Northern Ireland, assuming that the UK is not going to rejoin the EU. First, the current arrangement, which means checks in the Irish Sea, and an effective customs border between Northern Ireland and...

MEDIA

UPDATES

Introducing the Good Conversation podcast

WE ARE PLEASED to announce the launch of the Good Conversation podcast by independent scholar, author, Church in Wales priest and Ekklesia associate, the Rev Dr John Gillibrand. The podcast debuts on Sunday 28 March 2021. The link is being shared on social media here....

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...

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