UK News Briefing

  • June 9, 2003

    Methodists urge Bush to repent

    -9/6/03

    A group of leaders from George W.

    Methodists urge Bush to repent -9/6/03 A group of leaders from George W. Bush's own denomination have placed an advert in a magazine asking the President to "repent" of what they consider policies "incompatible" with Christian teaching. The advert...
  • June 9, 2003

    Evangelicals to lobby against appointment of bishop

    -9/6/03

    A delegation of evangelicals from the diocese of Oxford is to meet the bishop, Richard Harries, t

    Evangelicals to lobby against appointment of bishop -9/6/03 A delegation of evangelicals from the diocese of Oxford is to meet the bishop, Richard Harries, to try to force the rescinding of the appointment of the first openly gay bishop in the...
  • June 9, 2003

    Poland votes for Europe after papal plea

    -9/6/03

    Poland appears to have voted overwhelmingly to join the European Union, following a blessing from Pope John

    Poland votes for Europe after papal plea -9/6/03 Poland appears to have voted overwhelmingly to join the European Union, following a blessing from Pope John Paul II. A snap television survey found turnout easily cleared the 50 per cent hurdle -...
  • June 6, 2003

    World environment day highlights water crisis

    -6/6/03

    The United Nations marked world environment day by seeking to ease a water crisis threatening a third o

    World environment day highlights water crisis -6/6/03 The United Nations marked world environment day by seeking to ease a water crisis threatening a third of humanity, and calling for governments to double aid to poor countries and for ordinary...
  • June 6, 2003

    US votes to ban partial birth abortion

    -6/4/03

    America's House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a ban on "partial birth" abortions, putting th

    US votes to ban partial birth abortion -6/4/03 America's House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a ban on "partial birth" abortions, putting the pro-life movement on the brink of its biggest victory in years. The 282-139 vote still...
  • June 6, 2003

    Minister agress to fair trade trip

    -6/6/03

    Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, has accepted an invitation by Christian Aid to vis

    Minister agress to fair trade trip -6/6/03 Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, has accepted an invitation by Christian Aid to visit partner organisations in the developing world, in order to see the impact of the world's...
  • June 6, 2003

    Woman sentenced to be stoned has appeal adjourned

    -6/4/03

    Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman who has been sentenced to die by stoning has had her appeal adjourned

    Woman sentenced to be stoned has appeal adjourned -6/4/03 Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman who has been sentenced to die by stoning has had her appeal adjourned until 27 August as she seeks to overturn a conviction for adultery. She has been sentenced...
  • June 5, 2003

    Health service accused of pushing for abortion

    -5/6/03

    The health service has been accused of putting pressure on young girls to have abortions to help the G

    Health service accused of pushing for abortion -5/6/03 The health service has been accused of putting pressure on young girls to have abortions to help the Government to meet its target to reduce teenage pregnancies reports the Independent. MPs and...
  • June 5, 2003

    African ministers to bolster free church

    -5/6/03

    Church ministers from Africa are to be used by the United Free Church of Scotland to stave off shortages in

    African ministers to bolster free church -5/6/03 Church ministers from Africa are to be used by the United Free Church of Scotland to stave off shortages in the ministry reports the Scotsman. The initiative will be launched later this year after...
  • June 5, 2003

    Pope decries Indian anti-conversion laws

    -5/6/03

    Pope John Paul II has decried new anti-conversion laws in some Indian states and urged the church in India t

    Pope decries Indian anti-conversion laws -5/6/03 Pope John Paul II has decried new anti-conversion laws in some Indian states and urged the church in India to ëëcourageouslyíí proclaim the gospel. His statement comes after the state Freedom of...