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      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

      COMMENTARY

      Thoughts on a Platinum Jubilee

      THE BEGINNING OF THE FOUR DAY PLATINUM JUBILEE seems a good time to unpack some of the absurdities, pitfalls and occasional outright cruelties associated with both royalist and republican points of view. In childhood, my father told me that you can learn quite a lot...

      The Platinum Jubilee and the Peasants’ Revolt

      AS WE APPROACH FOUR DAYS of national events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee it seems worth pointing out that today (30 May) marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. At that time, the population had been devastated by a...

      Resisting the false logic of destruction

      AS AN ANABAPTIST/MENNONITE PACIFIST, I recognise that I cannot expect the nations of the world to operate according to my convictions. But that does not mean that those convictions have no relevance for world affairs. For instance, I think one can critique US nuclear...

      Community engagement and the unwinding of Christendom

      THE EARLY CHURCH'S TEACHING on charity, David Bentley Hart reminds us, “raised the care of widows, orphans, the sick, the imprisoned, and the poor to the level of the highest religious obligation.” The duties of the bishop in the third century included taking...

      The UK Government’s other problem with trust

      GIVING CASH TO PEOPLE ON LOW INCOMES is arguably one of the best and most cost-effective investments a government can make. But our UK government distrusts and humiliates those in need of small amounts of cash, whilst dispensing billions to the already wealthy. At the...

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      Eastertide reflections from Ekklesia

      IN THE PAST we have maintained a tradition on Ekklesia of publishing reflections or articles to mark the darkness and hope of Easter. That has happened on many years, though not all. This time we kick off with a longer thought piece on the troubled texts of Holy Week...

      Launch: Exchange of Gifts

      WE ARE DELIGHTED that our latest book, Exchange of Gifts: The Vision of Simon Barrington-Ward, edited by Graham Kings and Ian Randall, has been launched officially today. ?? The launch was at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Over 50 people were present in person, and...

      No war in Ukraine: for peace and human rights

      'NO WAR IN UKRAINE: for peace and human rights' - an online seminar - takes place at 5pm (GMT - 6pm CET) on Monday 24 January. This event is a joint initiative between Another Europe is Possible?and European Alternatives. There is a new threat of war in Europe.?An...