UK News Briefing

  • March 12, 2003

    The pacifist nephew of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli finance minister, has appeared before a court martial for refusing to serve in the Israeli army.

    Pacifist faces court martial -12/03/2003 The pacifist nephew of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli finance minister, has appeared before a court martial for refusing to serve in the Israeli army. Jonathan Ben-Artzi, 20, who is a nephew by marriage of...
  • March 11, 2003

    Splits over 'Section 28' laid bare

    -11/3/03

    Divisions both within the Conservative party and amongst prominent Christians were laid bare last night as MP's

    Splits over 'Section 28' laid bare -11/3/03 Divisions both within the Conservative party and amongst prominent Christians were laid bare last night as MPís voted against an amendment to retain Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which bans the...
  • March 10, 2003

    The Archbishop of York David Hope has said violent assaults on clergy and burglaries from churches are making some vicars too frightened to take up posts in inner city areas.

    Clergy fear inner city mission -10/3/03 The Archbishop of York David Hope has said violent assaults on clergy and burglaries from churches are making some vicars too frightened to take up posts in inner city areas. The archbishop maintained that...
  • March 4, 2003

    Lid lifted on Bush's theology

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    US president George Bush gets his early morning inspiration from the writings of a Scottish Evangelist from the last century, according the T

    Lid lifted on Bush's theology - US president George Bush gets his early morning inspiration from the writings of a Scottish Evangelist from the last century, according the The Times newspaper. Every morning when President Bush wakes up he reads a...
  • March 4, 2003

    Lid lifted on Bush's theology

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    US president George Bush gets his early morning inspiration from the writings of a Scottish Evangelist from the last century, according the T

    Lid lifted on Bush's theology - US president George Bush gets his early morning inspiration from the writings of a Scottish Evangelist from the last century, according the The Times newspaper. Every morning when President Bush wakes up he reads a...
  • March 1, 2003

    Announcing that British troops were now fully engaged in military action, last night the Prime Minister defended the decision to go to war with overtly religious language.

    Blair: Removing Saddam ìwould be a blessingî -21/03/2003 Announcing that British troops were now fully engaged in military action, last night the Prime Minister defended the decision to go to war with overtly religious language. In a short televised...
  • February 28, 2003

    US to encourage resistance in Baghdad

    -28/3/2003

    The US has said that it intends to surround Baghdad in the hope that its people will rise up against the reg

    US to encourage resistance in Baghdad -28/3/2003 The US has said that it intends to surround Baghdad in the hope that its people will rise up against the regime, adopting in part an idea that was been suggested by Christians for avoiding war. The...
  • February 28, 2003

    Williams gets to work in Lords speech

    -28/3/2003

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for the UK's working culture to become more humane and less pressur

    Williams gets to work in Lords speech -28/3/2003 The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for the UK's working culture to become more humane and less pressurised to improve the quality of family life. Making his maiden speech in the House of Lords...
  • February 28, 2003

    Church 'sheltering' from bombs in Baghdad

    -28/3/2003

    As military action continues, reports are emerging from throughout Iraq of the plight of the 3% of the

    Church 'sheltering' from bombs in Baghdad -28/3/2003 As military action continues, reports are emerging from throughout Iraq of the plight of the 3% of the Iraqi population who are Christian. The international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in...
  • February 28, 2003

    Government help refused by Christian aid agencies

    -28/3/2003

    Financial support from the government for relief work in Iraq is being declined by church and ot

    Government help refused by Christian aid agencies -28/3/2003 Financial support from the government for relief work in Iraq is being declined by church and other aid agencies. The agencies have signed a statement saying that they fear compromising...