UK News Briefing

  • January 10, 2005

    A number of women Methodist Ministers have said they will be joining other female clergy as the real-life Vicars of Dibley promote Make Poverty History.

    Methodists join the Vicar of Dibley to back Make Poverty History -10/01/05 A number of women Methodist Ministers have said they will be joining other female clergy as the real-life Vicars of Dibley promote Make Poverty History. The group, lead by...
  • January 10, 2005

    Christian agencies welcome Sudan peace but warn over Darfur

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    Christian aid agen

    Christian agencies welcome Sudan peace but warn over Darfur -10/01/05 Christian aid agencies working in Sudan have welcomed the historic signing of the long-awaited comprehensive Sudan peace agreement. Christian Aid and Teafund were amongst six...
  • January 10, 2005

    New exhibition examines bizarre bible syndrome -10/01/05

    A bizarre mental syndrome that has seen scores of vis

    New exhibition examines bizarre bible syndrome -10/01/05 A bizarre mental syndrome that has seen scores of visitors to Jerusalem become convinced they are characters from the Bible is the subject of a new art exhibition, reports the...
  • January 10, 2005

    Bishop criticises campaigners over Springer opera protests

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    The Bishop of Worcester has

    Bishop criticises campaigners over Springer opera protests -10/01/05 The Bishop of Worcester has criticised campaigners who issued death threats to BBC staff over the controversial screening of 'Jerry Springer - The Opera'. The Rt Rev Dr Peter...
  • January 9, 2005

    Christians warn of Palestinian vote block

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    Israeli border restrictions will pre

    Christians warn of Palestinian vote block -09/01/05 Israeli border restrictions will prevent thousands of Palestinians voting in landmark elections, UK Christians monitoring the poll have warned. Up to 20,000 Palestinians who travelled to Egypt in...
  • January 9, 2005

    Senior Anglican sanctions liturgy for gay couples

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    A senior Anglican bishop has

    Senior Anglican sanctions liturgy for gay couples -09/01/05 A senior Anglican bishop has commissioned the Church of Englandís first official service to recognise amongst other types of relationship gay couples and cohabiting heterosexuals, reports...
  • January 9, 2005

    Springer Opera: Christians should face the music -09/01/05

    Christians have missed a golden opportu

    Springer Opera: Christians should face the music -09/01/05 Christians have missed a golden opportunity to debate important moral and ethical issues by pursuing protests against ëJerry Springer ñ The Operaí, screened last night...
  • January 8, 2005

    Finance ministers agree to freeze debts of tsunami countries -08/01/05

    Christian campaigners will

    Finance ministers agree to freeze debts of tsunami countries -08/01/05 Christian campaigners will be heartened by the news that finance ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised countries have agreed to freeze the debt...
  • January 7, 2005

    Aid agencies meet with Blair to discuss tsunami

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    Aid agency heads, including th

    Aid agencies meet with Blair to discuss tsunami -07/01/05 Aid agency heads, including those from Christian charities, have met with the Prime Minister to discuss the disaster unfolding in the Indian Ocean. The aid agency chiefs raised concern...
  • January 7, 2005

    Christian Aid warns of social tsunami

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    Christian Aid has called on the internat

    Christian Aid warns of social tsunami -07/01/05 Christian Aid has called on the international community to make a long-term commitment to the region hit by the Asian Tsunami, and warned of a 'social tsunami' if action is not taken now. "Christian...