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  • 24 Mar 2003

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written to Anglican Bishops and Archbishops around the world to express his concerns about the conflict in "the first homeland of Abraham" and his hope for a positive future for the Middle East.

  • 24 Mar 2003

    The Government appears to be caught between competing demands for aid, as the conflict in Iraq continues.

  • 24 Mar 2003

    Cook warns of gulf between West and Islam

    -24/3/2003

    In his first major interview since he resigned, Robin Cook has warned of the risk of a gulf between the

    Cook warns of gulf between West and Islam

    -24/3/2003

    In his first major interview since he resigned, Robin Cook has warned of the risk of a gulf between the

  • 24 Mar 2003

    Mosul - home of many Christians - bombarded

    -24/03/2003

    The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, location of the second biggest Christian community in Iraq, has co

    Mosul - home of many Christians - bombarded

    -24/03/2003

    The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, location of the second biggest Christian community in Iraq, has co

  • 24 Mar 2003

    Jubilee Campaign, the Christian-based human rights organisation has exposed the use of false evidence in the case against a persecuted Christian leader.

  • 21 Mar 2003

    Bishops issue warnings and lead prayers

    -21/03/2003

    The West has entered "dangerous new terrain" with unpredictable consequences by attacking Iraq, the Archb

    Bishops issue warnings and lead prayers

    -21/03/2003

    The West has entered "dangerous new terrain" with unpredictable consequences by attacking Iraq, the Archb

  • 20 Mar 2003

    Iraqi deputy denies defection attempt

    -20/03/2003

    Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and the only member of Saddam's inner circle to profess a Chri

    Iraqi deputy denies defection attempt

    -20/03/2003

    Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and the only member of Saddam's inner circle to profess a Chri

  • 19 Mar 2003

    As focus now switches to what will happen when war breaks out, religious leaders across Britain have said that they will hold a peace vigil as soon as war is declared.

    Religious leaders join in anti-war vigil

    -19/03/2003

    As focus now switches to what will happen when war breaks out, religious leaders across Britain have sai

  • 19 Mar 2003

    International development secretary Clare Short has set off for New York on a 'healing mission' where she will meet with top-level UN officials in a bid to discuss the post-conflict reconstruction of Iraq.

  • 19 Mar 2003

    Christian MPs came out in overwhelming numbers last night to support the war with Iraq, raising

  • 18 Mar 2003

    Bishops could face prosecution if they refuse to ordain practising homosexuals reports The Daily Telegraph.

    Bishops face EU clash over sexuality

    -18/3/2003

    Bishops could face prosecution if they refuse to ordain practising homosexuals reports The Daily Telegraph

    Bishops face EU clash over sexuality

    -18/3/2003

    Bishops could face prosecution if they refuse to ordain practising homosexuals reports The Daily Telegraph

  • 18 Mar 2003

    Ecclesiology will be under the spotlight in tonight's Everyman programme which uncovers the secrets of the Exclusive Brethren.

    BBC to focus on Brethren

    -18/03/2003

    Ecclesiology will be under the spotlight in tonight's Everyman programme which uncovers the secrets of the Exclusive B

  • 17 Mar 2003

    Addressing the Conservative Party's spring forum in Harrogate this weekend, Iain Duncan Smith demanded fairness for the "backbone of Britain" yesterday - both for the vulnerable and the middle-classes.

    Tories to fight on 'fairness' agenda

    -17/03/2003

    Addressing the Conservative Party's spring forum in Harrogate this weekend, Iain Duncan Smith demanded fair

    Tories to fight on ìfairnessî agenda

    -17/03/2003

    Addressing the Conservative Party's spring forum in Harrogate this weekend, Iain Duncan Smith demanded fair

  • 17 Mar 2003

    Human shields wait for bombs to fall

    -17/03/2003

    As British nationals are being ordered to leave Kuwait, reports are emerging of the 150 human shields, inclu

  • 13 Mar 2003

    The break-up of the extended family is being held back by rising house prices according to a new report.

    House prices slow family break-up

    -13/03/2003

    The break-up of the extended family is being held back by rising house prices according to a new report.

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