UK News Briefing

  • December 9, 2004

    Gay Jesus welcomed by MSP but rejected by religious group

    -9/12/04

    A theatre production

    Gay Jesus welcomed by MSP but rejected by religious group -9/12/04 A theatre production which portrays Jesus Christ as gay has been met with fury from a religious group, but welcomed as "powerful and moving" by a Member of the Scottish Parliament....
  • December 9, 2004

    Gay cleric to deliver BBC Christmas sermon

    -9/12/04

    Jeffrey John, the cleric at the hear

    Gay cleric to deliver BBC Christmas sermon -9/12/04 Jeffrey John, the cleric at the heart of the row in the Church of England last year when he was forced to stand down from the suffragan bishopric of Reading, has been invited to preach the sermon...
  • December 9, 2004

    Church report on prisons to urge redemption not punishment

    -9/12/04

    Catholic bishops are

    Church report on prisons to urge redemption not punishment -9/12/04 Catholic bishops are expected to warn this morning that overcrowding has stretched the prison system to breaking point, and that new approaches to criminal justice are needed....
  • December 9, 2004

    Churches leader highlights radical call to reconciliation

    -9/12/04

    In a Christmas messag

    Churches leader highlights radical call to reconciliation -9/12/04 In a Christmas message, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches has talked of God's radical call on the church to a ministry of reconciliation. Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia...
  • December 9, 2004

    Aid workers trek through 38 landslides

    -9/12/04

    Piles of logs, floodwater and rivers of

    Aid workers trek through 38 landslides -9/12/04 Piles of logs, floodwater and rivers of mud are hampering the aid effort in the Philippines and the delays are causing desperate victims of the fourth typhoon in two weeks to fight over what aid is...
  • December 8, 2004

    Christian Aid's Lifeswitch website gets BAFTA nominations -8/12/04

    Christian Aid's

    Christian Aid's Lifeswitch website gets BAFTA nominations -8/12/04 Christian Aidís LifeSwitch.org has been nominated for two BAFTA Interactive awards ñ the new media equivalent of the world renowned BAFTA prize. The site...
  • December 8, 2004

    Non-Christian Chaplains to be appointed by armed forces

    -8/12/04

    Chaplains from Buddhist, Hindu,

    Non-Christian Chaplains to be appointed by armed forces -8/12/04 Chaplains from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities are being sought by the Ministry of Defence. About 740 personnel have declared themselves to be from the four religions,...
  • December 8, 2004

    'O Little town of Beck-lehem' gets mixed response from churches

    -8/12/04

    A new star-studded n

    'O Little town of Beck-lehem' gets mixed response from churches -8/12/04 A new star-studded nativity scene at Londonís Madame Tussaudís with Posh and Becks taking centre stage has been greeted by anger from some senior churchmen, while others have...
  • December 7, 2004

    Vatican 'Christianophobia' campaign criticised for double standards

    -7/12/04

    A Vatican

    Vatican 'Christianophobia' campaign criticised for double standards -7/12/04 A Vatican diplomatic campaign to have ìChristianophobiaî recognised as an evil equal to hatred of Jews and Muslims is causing concern among some Christian activists and...
  • December 6, 2004

    Christians to visit suffering church in Bethlehem for Christmas

    -6/12/04

    Christians work

    Christians to visit suffering church in Bethlehem for Christmas -6/12/04 Christians working for peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict are to express solidarity to Christians in Bethlehem by visiting them this Christmas. Members of Pax Christi...