christmas

  • 15 Dec 2013

    Ekklesia has not produced any Christmas or New Year cards of our own this year, but we are very happy to encourage you to buy some beautiful ones produced by our friend Carrie Gooch, a visual artist who is a member of the Iona Community. The proceeds go to back support and advocacy for asylum seekers.

  • 14 Dec 2013

    As winter comes, the impacts of the government's cuts in social spending and welfare are increasingly tangible, as more and more people struggle to make ends meet.

  • 9 Dec 2013

    Yesterday I received an email from John Lewis inviting me to “be the perfect host this Christmas”. This would apparently be facilitated by the purchase of “cookware” and “serveware" which would enable me to “cook with ease from morning to night.”

  • 30 Nov 2013

    Present Aid, Christian Aid’s virtual gift shop, which is backed by Ekklesia and others, has launched 22 new ethical gifts for Christmas 2013.

  • 26 Nov 2013

    With a month to go until Christmas Eve, Plaid Cymru has launched a campaign encouraging people to do as much Christmas shopping as possible in local shops.

  • 20 Jan 2013

    In a few days' time, we will learn the name of the new Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem. Four or five names have been see-sawing in the consciousness of those following these developments for many long weeks already. But the haze of speculation will finally be removed with the elections and actual votes of the members of the St James Brotherhood (36 in all).

  • 30 Dec 2012

    The Chancellor has received a copy of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol from Christians who say he risks returning Britain to Victorian times.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    Though the job he has in hand is widely regarded as impossible, the Archbishop of Canterbury-elect, Justin Welby, has done more than enough already to suggest that he has the capacity to nudge the Church of England through the decidedly choppy waters of change.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    How does God communicate with us when words are not adequate? How can we even try to talk of God when literal language so lets us down? Mark Wakelin, President of the Methodist Conference, says that the whole point of the Christmas story is to show us that the God of Jesus Christ is disclosed in humanity, vulnerability and personalness, rather than abstract theory or proposition. Like love, this calls for a personal and social response within the life of the world.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    Feeding the hungry and housing the homeless are the appropriate responses to the vulnerable birth of Jesus, says the Anglican Archbishop of York.