UK News Briefing

  • April 7, 2004

    Religion survey challenges idea of secularisation

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    Proponents of the secularisation thesis will be challenged by the findings of a new survey

    Religion survey challenges idea of secularisation -7/4/04 Proponents of the secularisation thesis will be challenged by the findings of a new survey in the US which says TV news coverage of religion has increased significantly over the last ten...
  • April 7, 2004

    Catholic bishops launch resource for evangelisation

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    A new agency has been launched by the Bishops of England and Wales to support and resour

    Catholic bishops launch resource for evangelisation -7/4/04 A new agency has been launched by the Bishops of England and Wales to support and resource the Catholic community to share the 'Good News of Jesus Christ' where they live and work. The...
  • April 6, 2004

    Christian Democrats attack opposition over Christian principles

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    The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in South Africa has accused th

    Christian Democrats attack opposition over Christian principles -6/4/04 The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in South Africa has accused the Democratic Alliance of pushing policies that are "not in line with Christian principles", or at...
  • April 6, 2004

    Evangelical Christians support Israels right to kill terrorists

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    Evangelical Christians in America overwhelmingly support Israel's right to

    Evangelical Christians support Israels right to kill terrorists -6/4/04 Evangelical Christians in America overwhelmingly support Israel's right to kill terrorist leaders according to a survey released by the International Fellowship of Christians...
  • April 6, 2004

    Bishop says treatment of asylum seekers undermines Iraq reconstruction

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    The Bishop of Liverpool has criticised the Government over its policy

    Bishop says treatment of asylum seekers undermines Iraq reconstruction -6/4/04 The Bishop of Liverpool has criticised the Government over its policy on asylum seekers saying that their experience in Britain is undermining the reconstruction process...
  • April 6, 2004

    Methodist Church announces 11th commandment

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    The Methodist Church has announced the winners to its

    Methodist Church announces 11th commandment -6/4/04 The Methodist Church has announced the winners to its 11th commandment competition. The winning entries were: Thou shalt not worship false pop idols Thou shalt not kill in the name of any god Thou...
  • April 6, 2004

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    "The Passion of the Christ" is not showing in Israel because no one has asked for it, distributors say.

    -6/4/04 "The Passion of the Christ" is not showing in Israel because no one has asked for it, distributors say. The film has created a stir among ultra-Orthodox rabbis and some politicians who want it banned reports the Los Angeles Times. The news...
  • April 6, 2004

    Rock star to search for the meaning of Easter

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    Rock star Rick Wakeman is to go in search of the meaning of Easter tonight on BBC1.

    Rock star to search for the meaning of Easter -6/4/04 Rock star Rick Wakeman is to go in search of the meaning of Easter tonight on BBC1. In a program called "Jesus Who?" Wakeman will look at how, whilst Jesus' message was so radical that it got...
  • April 6, 2004

    Church representatives to visit Rwanda on 10th anniversary of genocide

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    The moderator of the World Council of Churches' central committee, H

    Church representatives to visit Rwanda on 10th anniversary of genocide -6/4/04 The moderator of the World Council of Churches' central committee, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, and the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, are to visit...
  • April 6, 2004

    Top Christian urges Israelis and Palestinians to see reason

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    The top Roman Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land has urged Israeli and Palestin

    Top Christian urges Israelis and Palestinians to see reason -6/4/04 The top Roman Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land has urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders "to come back to reason," saying the area has plunged into bloody madness. Despite the...