UK News Briefing

  • December 15, 2003

    Singer attacks Catholic church

    -15/12/03

    Hip hop singer Lauryn Hill has caused controversy by severely criticising the Roman Catholic Church during

    Singer attacks Catholic church -15/12/03 Hip hop singer Lauryn Hill has caused controversy by severely criticising the Roman Catholic Church during a concert at the Vatican, reports the BBC. She told the audience, which included senior church...
  • December 12, 2003

    Campaign to stop East Jerusalem wall

    -12/12/03

    As the International Court of Justice considers a UN request to issue an opinion on Israel's aparthe

    Campaign to stop East Jerusalem wall -12/12/03 As the International Court of Justice considers a UN request to issue an opinion on Israel's apartheid wall between itself and the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli citizens are campaigning to try to...
  • December 12, 2003

    UK Anti-terror measures like Guantanamo Bay

    -12/12/03

    The Government's anti-terrorism measures have created a "Guantanamo Bay in our own backyard",

    UK Anti-terror measures like Guantanamo Bay -12/12/03 The Government's anti-terrorism measures have created a "Guantanamo Bay in our own backyard", claims Amnesty International. The human rights group said Home Secretary David Blunkett's emergency...
  • December 12, 2003

    Brazilian Church gets human rights award

    -12/12/03

    The Brazilian government has awarded the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) the Human Rights Award 20

    Brazilian Church gets human rights award -12/12/03 The Brazilian government has awarded the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) the Human Rights Award 2003 in the Eradication of Slave Labour category for its work to combat slave labour throughout the...
  • December 12, 2003

    Vatican praise for Mel Gibsons passion

    -12/12/03

    Mel Gibson's controversial religious epic The Passion of Christ has been praised by Vatican offici

    Vatican praise for Mel Gibsons passion -12/12/03 Mel Gibson's controversial religious epic The Passion of Christ has been praised by Vatican officials after a special screening. They praised its "exquisite artistic and religious sensitivity" and...
  • December 12, 2003

    Agency backs report on fair trade

    -12/12/03

    Members of the World Trade Organisation must take on board a report by the International Development Com

    Agency backs report on fair trade -12/12/03 Members of the World Trade Organisation must take on board a report by the International Development Committee on the collapse of trade talks in Cancun last September, according to a catholic aid agency....
  • December 11, 2003

    A grass-roots campaign against the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers will enact the arrest of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus on Saturday.

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph to be arrested -11/12/03 A grass-roots campaign against the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers will enact the arrest of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus on Saturday. The focus of the action will be Yarl's Wood detention...
  • December 11, 2003

    Relationship of church and military strengthens in Australia

    -11/12/03

    Those concerned about the church being too closely aligned with the military

    Relationship of church and military strengthens in Australia -11/12/03 Those concerned about the church being too closely aligned with the military will be worried by the news that for the first time the Anglican Church in Australia has ordained...
  • December 11, 2003

    Protests on behalf of Eritrean Christians

    -11/12/03

    Staff from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and some 30 supporters have protested outside th

    Protests on behalf of Eritrean Christians -11/12/03 Staff from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and some 30 supporters have protested outside the Eritrean Embassy at the increasing persecution of Christians in that country. As part of the...
  • December 11, 2003

    4 in 10 may attend local church this Christmas

    -11/12/03

    Four people out of every 10 (more than 39%) are likely to attend a local church this Christ

    4 in 10 may attend local church this Christmas -11/12/03 Four people out of every 10 (more than 39%) are likely to attend a local church this Christmas with more than 2.6 million attending Church of England churches and cathedrals on Christmas Eve...