UK News Briefing

  • June 24, 2003

    Bishop backs restorative justice

    -24/6/03

    Britain's first senior black bishop, the Bishop of Birmingham, has called for a new "restorative justice" approach

    Bishop backs restorative justice -24/6/03 Britain's first senior black bishop, the Bishop of Birmingham, has called for a new "restorative justice" approach to crime and punishment, helping bring offenders and victims together to produce "truth and...
  • June 24, 2003

    MPs back smacking ban

    -24/6/03

    A ban on parents smacking their children has received the backing from MPs on two influential committees.

    The news will che

    MPs back smacking ban -24/6/03 A ban on parents smacking their children has received the backing from MPs on two influential committees. The news will cheer campaigners for non-violent alternatives in child discipline, but will not be welcomed by...
  • June 24, 2003

    U2 frontman receives death threats

    -24/6/03

    U2 frontman Bono has received death threats as a result of his campaigning against AIDS and to relieve Third Worl

    U2 frontman receives death threats -24/6/03 U2 frontman Bono has received death threats as a result of his campaigning against AIDS and to relieve Third World debt -particularly in Africa. The theats against the rock star who is well known for his...
  • June 23, 2003

    Pope urges forgiveness for catholics

    -23/6/03

    Pope John Paul II has called for religious reconciliation, and asked forgiveness for the "suffering and bloodsh

    Pope urges forgiveness for catholics -23/6/03 Pope John Paul II has called for religious reconciliation, and asked forgiveness for the "suffering and bloodshed" inflicted by Roman Catholics and others in the divided republic of Bosnia Hercegovina,...
  • June 23, 2003

    Home Secretary to introduce restorative justice

    -23/6/03

    The Home Secretary David Blunkett plans to introduce 'restorative justice', an approach which has a

    Home Secretary to introduce restorative justice -23/6/03 The Home Secretary David Blunkett plans to introduce ìrestorative justiceî, an approach which has a strong theological precedent, reports the Sunday Times. The proposals are to be outlined in...
  • June 23, 2003

    UK hypocrisy at the WTO will hurt poor say catholics

    -23/6/03

    The Catholic aid agency CAFOD and the South Centre, a Geneva-based think tank for developing co

    UK hypocrisy at the WTO will hurt poor say catholics -23/6/03 The Catholic aid agency CAFOD and the South Centre, a Geneva-based think tank for developing countries, say in a new report published today that the British governmentís policy on...
  • June 20, 2003

    Cannabis is God given says MS sufferer

    -20/6/03

    A disabled woman charged with growing and handling cannabis said yesterday that the drug was a 'God given pla

    Cannabis is God given says MS sufferer -20/6/03 A disabled woman charged with growing and handling cannabis said yesterday that the drug was a ìGod given plantî which brought relief from the pain of her crippling multiple sclerosis. Elizabeth Ivol...
  • June 20, 2003

    Church splits widen over gay bishop

    -20/6/03

    Conservative and evangelical Anglicans will meet the Bishop of Oxford today (Friday) in a final attempt to persu

    Church splits widen over gay bishop -20/6/03 Conservative and evangelical Anglicans will meet the Bishop of Oxford today (Friday) in a final attempt to persuade him not to appoint a gay man as the new Bishop of Reading. The group will tell Richard...
  • June 19, 2003

    Churches Together speak up for asylum seekers

    -19/6/03

    Asylum Seekers came to Portcullis House in Westminster today to tell MPs, journalists and the Churches

    Churches Together speak up for asylum seekers -19/6/03 Asylum Seekers came to Portcullis House in Westminster today to tell MPs, journalists and the Churches why they flee to Britain. Their clear message was they come in search of safety and not...
  • June 19, 2003

    Cherie Blair praises Pope over human rights

    -19/6/03

    Cherie Blair has praised Pope John Paul II as "one of the foremost exponents of human rights".

    She al

    Cherie Blair praises Pope over human rights -19/6/03 Cherie Blair has praised Pope John Paul II as "one of the foremost exponents of human rights". She also described the Pope as being "ahead of his time" in his views on the role of women in the...