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8 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Think-tankery and digital policy power: two perspectives

Two independent researchers whose work is greatly valued by Ekklesia are among the presenters at the British Sociological Association conference 2014, 'Changing Society', taking place at the University of Leeds from 23-25 April.

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15 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Tortured Briton in UAE prison punished for complaining about mistreatment

A British student who was arrested and tortured in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has been punished by prison authorities after complaining about his mistreatment.

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20 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

UN warns Syria against holding presidential election amidst ongoing 'tragedy'

Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi have pledged to continue to seek and build on any opportunity to resolve the country's three-year civil war.

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Yesterday | Ekklesia Daily News

Threats by Narendra Modi allies intensify fears for India's future

A former close associate of Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has reportedly urged that Muslims be forced out of 'Hindu areas'.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Ekklesia Daily News

Easter silence

The long religious and secular weekend is over. The Bank Holiday draws to an end and the liturgical celebrations of Easter reached their climax yesterday.

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World churches' body expresses solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed solidarity with some 5,000 Palestinian men, women and children, languishing in Israeli jails.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Faith groups urged not to be 'tricked' by new workfare scheme

Faith groups and charities have been warned that they could end up exploiting the people that they exist to help if they take part in the government's new "Community Work Placements" .

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Ekklesia Daily News

The washing of feet: a call to love and a challenge to gender and privilege

The Gospel account of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples is widely known among Christians.

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Easter, Jim Cotter and R. S. Thomas: silent etchings and torn reason

It was with great sorrow that I learned of the death of the Rev Jim Cotter in Holy Week.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Ekklesia Daily News

Easter reflection: bayonets and green blades

Two friend of Ekklesia will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland at 8.05am on Easter Sunday morning , in a programme intriguingly entitled 'Bayonets and Green Blades'.

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Train companies receiving billions in UK taxpayers' support

An Office of Rail Regulation report this week reveals that the UK rail industry received over A 4 billion in government support last year.

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Balal's Good Friday: the liberation of forgiveness

Those of us whose trade is words do well to remember the relative value of a picture and a thousand words.

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Quaker project tells the suppressed stories of First World War

A four-year Quaker project to tell the suppressed stories of World War I launches on 15 May at 10.30am in Friends House, NW1 2BJ The campaign will be launched by Geoffrey Durham, writer and broadcaster and Ruth Cadbury, prospective parliamentary candidate and the granddaughter of conscientious objectors.

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Working for the repeal of the Lobbying Act

Yesterday I moved the unanimously accepted composite motion on the UK Government's Lobbying Act at the STUC congress in Dundee.

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Palestinian displacement blocking 'just peace', churches tell EU

APRODEV and CIDSE, two influential church-related development networks, have condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank, which they say is "uprooting any chance of a just peace".

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Palestinian Territories, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Acquittal for Briton tortured by Dubai police

Hasnain Ali, from London, was on holiday in Dubai in May 2013 when he was arrested and held for three days without access to a lawyer or his family.

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UN rights office urges halt to incitement to hatred in Ukraine

While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that have followed must be urgently countered to avoid further escalation of tension in the country, says a United Nations human rights report issued yesterday .

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Scotland sets up disability living fund after Westminster axe falls

Thousands of disabled people in Scotland will gain from a new Independent Living Fund, says Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Latest foodbank figures 'should shock and anger', say Churches

Leaders of the Methodist Church, Baptist Union of Great Britain and United Reformed Church have responded with concern to the latest figures from the Trussell Trust, released today "These figures should shock and anger us," said Methodist President the Rev Ruth Gee.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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The media argument over welfare reform

The Scottish Trades Union Congress , meeting in Dundee from 14-16 April 2014), has passed an extensive motion on welfare reform and the effects of poverty in the UK.

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