UK News Briefing

  • January 2, 2005

    Churches fill as tsunami prayer and giving mounts

    -02/01/05

    Many churches across Britain and Ir

    Churches fill as tsunami prayer and giving mounts -02/01/05 Many churches across Britain and Ireland, and throughout the world, are anticipating a huge increase in congregations today (the second Sunday after Christmas) as the tide of prayer and...
  • January 1, 2005

    Christians unite in tsunami hymn and prayer -01/01/05:

    An Australian pastor, Peter Holden, has do

    Christians unite in tsunami hymn and prayer -01/01/05: An Australian pastor, Peter Holden, has done an adaptation of a six-year old hymn for the new disaster caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Asia and Africa. The hymn...
  • December 31, 2004

    Massive church response to world's worst disaster

    -31/12/04

    Church and religious agencies are

    Massive church response to world's worst disaster -31/12/04 Church and religious agencies are playing a major role in the relief effort to help victims of the Asian tsunami. More than a billion dollars worth of aid has poured in across the world...
  • December 31, 2004

    Tsunami: justice as well as relief needed, say Christians

    -31/12/04

    As Asia's appalling tsunami

    Tsunami: justice as well as relief needed, say Christians -31/12/04 As Asiaís appalling tsunami death toll tops 125,000, Christian agencies are among those calling for a double-focus ñ on the immediate victims, including 5 million people...
  • December 31, 2004

    Time to act on injustice says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -01/01/05

    In a stirring New Year

    Time to act on injustice says Archbishop of Canterbury -01/01/05 In a stirring New Year 2005 message, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has urged people not to be overwhelmed by the scale of the worldís problems in responding to...
  • December 24, 2004

    Campaigners try to stop brutal killing of Iranian woman

    -24/12/04

    An Iranian woman faci

    Campaigners try to stop brutal killing of Iranian woman -24/12/04 An Iranian woman facing execution by stoning for adultery under religiously sanctioned law is believed to still be alive, even though the sentence was reportedly due to have been...
  • December 23, 2004

    Evangelicals express alarm over violence leading to controversial play closure

    -23/12/04

    Evangelicals express alarm over violence leading to controversial play closure -23/12/04 Evangelicals have expressed 'alarm' that a play in Birmingham has closed due to the actions of a violent minority. Birmingham Repertory theatre had to cancel...
  • December 23, 2004

    Methodists call on Government to end detention without trial

    -23/12/04

    The Methodist Chu

    Methodists call on Government to end detention without trial -23/12/04 The Methodist Church has written to the Home Secretary, calling on the Government to amend legislation that allows detention without trial. Since 11 September, 16 men have been...
  • December 22, 2004

    Christmas story is God's message of defiance says Palestinian leader

    -22/12/04

    A Christ

    Christmas story is God's message of defiance says Palestinian leader -22/12/04 A Christian leader has said that the Christmas story gives Palestinian Christians, living under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, the hope of defying...
  • December 22, 2004

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