UK News Briefing

  • December 14, 2004

    Number of Christians leaving Bethlehem increasing

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    The mayor of Bethlehem has s

    Number of Christians leaving Bethlehem increasing -14/12/04 The mayor of Bethlehem has said Israeli occupation is forcing Christians to leave the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ in ever increasing numbers. Hanner Nasir, the Christian mayor...
  • December 14, 2004

    Church investors unite for ethical push

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    The investment and trustee bodies of e

    Church investors unite for ethical push -14/12/04 The investment and trustee bodies of eleven major British and Irish Churches and Church bodies, managing between them assets totalling more than £7 billion, have formally agreed a framework to...
  • December 14, 2004

    Christians heartened by US decline in death sentences

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    The number of death sent

    Christians heartened by US decline in death sentences -14/12/04 The number of death sentences imposed in the United States and the number of executions carried out have declined sharply over the past five years, according to a report by the Death...
  • December 14, 2004

    Amendment defeated but Government offers concessions over Mental Capacity Bill

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    Doctors

    Amendment defeated but Government offers concessions over Mental Capacity Bill -14/12/04 Doctors may be empowered to withhold treatment at the request of their terminally-ill patients after a backbench revolt on the Mental Capacity Bill failed amid...
  • December 14, 2004

    Amendment defeated but Government offers concessions over Mental Capacity Bill

    -14/12/04

    Doctors

    Amendment defeated but Government offers concessions over Mental Capacity Bill -14/12/04 Doctors may be empowered to withhold treatment at the request of their terminally-ill patients after a backbench revolt on the Mental Capacity Bill failed amid...
  • December 14, 2004

    Books on medical ethics Amendment defeated but Government offers concessions over Mental Capacity Bill -14/12/04 Doctors may be empowered to withhold treatment at the request of their terminally-ill patients after a backbench revolt on the Mental...
  • December 14, 2004

    Goats for the Pope and a flock of sheep for the Archbishop

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    An

    Goats for the Pope and a flock of sheep for the Archbishop -14/12/04 An overseas aid charity is asking church members to send their favourite Christian personality a goat or some chickens this Christmas ñ and help to change the life of someone in...
  • December 14, 2004

    Church group expresses concern over global recruitment of migrant workers

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    A Ch

    Church group expresses concern over global recruitment of migrant workers -14/12/04 A Church group has expressed concern about "global recruitment" to meet the needs of rich nations and called on the Government to work within the EU for the...
  • December 14, 2004

    Study reveals causes of poverty remain the same -14/12/04

    A study of poverty over the last 100 years since a Qu

    Study reveals causes of poverty remain the same -14/12/04 A study of poverty over the last 100 years since a Quaker survey first identified low wages as the main cause, has revealed that the cause remains the same, although the...
  • December 14, 2004

    Bible verse by text message service relaunched

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    The Christian thinktank and new

    Bible verse by text message service relaunched -14/12/04 The Christian thinktank and news provider Ekklesia, has relaunched its daily bible-verse-by-text-message service. The "Daily Text" initiative was initially launched for UK mobile phone users...