UK News Briefing

  • January 21, 2004

    Christian Coalition welcomes Bush speech

    -21/1/04

    The Christian Coalition of America has commended George Bush's State of the Union speech for its r

    Christian Coalition welcomes Bush speech -21/1/04 The Christian Coalition of America has commended George Bushís State of the Union speech for its reference to sexual ethics and marriage. In a statement that did not address the War on Terror or the...
  • January 21, 2004

    IDS says Tories did not understand compassion agenda

    -21/1/04

    Iain Duncan Smith has accused his parliamentary colleagues of failing to understand hi

    IDS says Tories did not understand compassion agenda -21/1/04 Iain Duncan Smith has accused his parliamentary colleagues of failing to understand his "social justice" agenda. The former Conservative leader made clear his anger at the way he was...
  • January 21, 2004

    -21/1/04

    The billionaire philanthropist Joan Kroc, the widow of the founder of the McDonald's fast food chain, has left more than $1.5 billion (£830 million) to the Salvation Army in the bigg

    -21/1/04 The billionaire philanthropist Joan Kroc, the widow of the founder of the McDonaldís fast food chain, has left more than $1.5 billion (£830 million) to the Salvation Army in the biggest single donation to the organisation. The bequest puts...
  • January 20, 2004

    Report suggests radical rethink of church

    -20/1/04

    The Church of England needs to radically rethink the way it organises its local churches and serv

    Report suggests radical rethink of church -20/1/04 The Church of England needs to radically rethink the way it organises its local churches and services including dropping Sunday as the primary day of worship, a report has suggested. It concludes...
  • January 20, 2004

    Candidates in Philippines urged to reject death penalty

    -20/1/04

    The Philippine bishops' Commission on Prison Pastoral Care is asking presidential

    Candidates in Philippines urged to reject death penalty -20/1/04 The Philippine bishops' Commission on Prison Pastoral Care is asking presidential election candidates to declare themselves against the death penalty. Last week, members of the...
  • January 20, 2004

    World Vision clinches Iran health deal

    -20/1/04

    Christian aid agency World Vision has reached an agreement with the Iranian Ministry of Health to re

    World Vision clinches Iran health deal -20/1/04 Christian aid agency World Vision has reached an agreement with the Iranian Ministry of Health to rebuild clinics destroyed during the Bam earthquake. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today...
  • January 20, 2004

    Churches launch challange over Guantanamo Bay

    -20/1/04

    Religous groups have said that hundreds of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay US naval base

    Churches launch challange over Guantanamo Bay -20/1/04 Religous groups have said that hundreds of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay US naval base have the right to challenge the legality of their detention, and have the right to due process. The...
  • January 19, 2004

    Christian Aid to launch Keane exhibition

    -19/1/04

    Acclaimed artist John Keane and Christian Aid are launching an exhibition of paintings from the W

    Christian Aid to launch Keane exhibition -19/1/04 Acclaimed artist John Keane and Christian Aid are launching an exhibition of paintings from the West Bank and Gaza Strip at the London Institute Gallery at the end of this month. John Keane...
  • January 19, 2004

    Clergy may get employment rights

    -19/1/04

    Clergy may soon be able to take their bishops to employment tribunals if they believe they have been unfai

    Clergy may get employment rights -19/1/04 Clergy may soon be able to take their bishops to employment tribunals if they believe they have been unfairly sacked or badly treated, reports the Daily Telegraph. A Church of England working party has said...
  • January 19, 2004

    Christians record killing of Iraqi civilian by US forces

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    Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq say that they have an eyewitness account of the

    Christians record killing of Iraqi civilian by US forces -19/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq say that they have an eyewitness account of the killing of an Iraqi civilian by US soldiers. The testimony comes from a translator who was working...