UK News Briefing

  • 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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    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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    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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    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...
  • December 14, 2004

    'You shall not kill' is UK's favourite commandment

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    'You shall not kill' is UK's favourite commandment -14/12/04 'You shall not kill' is the commandment that most people in the UK feel is relevant to their lives, according to a new survey commissioned to coincide with the UK TV premiere of Mel...
  • December 13, 2004

    Archbishop says Britain is not a Christian country

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    Archbishop says Britain is not a Christian country -13/12/04 The second most senior Anglican in England has suggested that Britain can not be considered a Christian country. In an admission that the church no longer reaches large sections of the...
  • December 13, 2004

    'O little town of Beck-lehem' damaged in attack

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    'O little town of Beck-lehem' damaged in attack -13/12/04 Waxwork nativity figures of Posh and Becks dressed as Mary and Joseph have been damaged in an attack, Madame Tussaudís has said. The controversial figures were removed and their nativity...
  • December 13, 2004

    Christians encouraged by Chancellor's trip to US

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    Christians encouraged by Chancellor's trip to US -13/12/04 Christian campaigners will be heartened by the news that Chancellor Gordon Brown is to fly out to the US this week to press the Bush administration to act over climate change and global...
  • December 13, 2004

    Clerical witnesses could break Northern Ireland stalemate says church leader

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    Clerical witnesses could break Northern Ireland stalemate says church leader -13/12/04 The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church has said that more clerical witnesses to decomissioning of arms, could provide a solution to the political stalemate....