Welcome to Ekklesia

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

UK Government should finance net-zero transition

THE UK GOVERNMENT SHOULD FINANCE the transition to a net-zero economy by making full use of the financial institutions which it already owns, according to research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF). The report finds that the UK’s state-owned financial...

Arms fair an unwelcome guest in East London

THE DEFENCE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT INTERNATIONAL arms fair (DSEI), will open at the Excel centre in London Docklands on Tuesday 14 September 2021, amid large protests and opposition from political leaders and local communities in London. It will run to 17 September....

COMMENTARY

On trying to obstruct action against racism

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND'S recent report on racism, From Lament to Action, has provoked many refusals. There are refusals of its central claim about institutional racism, refusals of its theological vision, and refusals of its practical recommendations. These refusals...

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...

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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