UK News Briefing

  • July 16, 2003

    Archbishop to address churches forum on unity

    -16/7/03

    Following the controversy of the recent synod Rowan Williams will jointly lead this weekend the broade

    Archbishop to address churches forum on unity -16/7/03 Following the controversy of the recent synod Rowan Williams will jointly lead this weekend the broadest and most representative gathering of Christians in England. The Archbishop will give a...
  • July 15, 2003

    Call for church to include minorites

    -15/7/03

    The Church of England has been urged to do more to include ethnic minorities in its congregations, clergy and

    Call for church to include minorites -15/7/03 The Church of England has been urged to do more to include ethnic minorities in its congregations, clergy and positions of power. The General Synod, meeting in York, heard claims that black people are...
  • July 15, 2003

    Report urges end to Queen as governor of church

    -15/7/03

    The Queen should no longer be Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a report published today ha

    Report urges end to Queen as governor of church -15/7/03 The Queen should no longer be Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a report published today has recommended. The report follows a year-long inquiry into the future of the monarchy and...
  • July 8, 2003

    Live with difference or face destruction churches warned

    -8/7/03

    Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has published a book of essays entitled "Growin

    Live with difference or face destruction churches warned -8/7/03 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has published a book of essays entitled "Growing into God". The collection explores the call to grow into God's image and likeness. The...
  • July 8, 2003

    Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective
    Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekkl

    Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective...
  • July 5, 2003

    Christian party leader urges marriage rights for cohabiting and gay couples

    -5/7/03

    In a move that differs from the position of leading Evangelicals, the leader

    Christian party leader urges marriage rights for cohabiting and gay couples -5/7/03 In a move that differs from the position of leading Evangelicals, the leader of the Christian People's Alliance (CPA) has called for the extension of legal married...
  • July 4, 2003

    Chaplains support runway expansion

    -4/7/03

    Theology appears to be clashing with environmentalists with the news that The British Isles and Eire Airport Chapl

    Chaplains support runway expansion -4/7/03 Theology appears to be clashing with environmentalists with the news that The British Isles and Eire Airport Chaplains Network has thrown at least some of its weight behind the aviation lobby, which wants...
  • July 4, 2003

    Bond girl becomes anglican vicar

    -4/7/03

    A former model who appeared with Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies has been ordained an Anglican vicar in Liverp

    Bond girl becomes anglican vicar -4/7/03 A former model who appeared with Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies has been ordained an Anglican vicar in Liverpool. Shannon Ledbetter, 39, has been appointed curate of St Mark's Church in Knowsley...
  • July 4, 2003

    Scottish clergy call for release of asylum seekers

    -4/7/03

    Senior clergy in Scotland have called for the immediate release of a Kurdish family who have been

    Scottish clergy call for release of asylum seekers -4/7/03 Senior clergy in Scotland have called for the immediate release of a Kurdish family who have been detained for almost a year. In a letter published in The Scotsman, three bishops - two...
  • July 4, 2003

    Christian charity launches apostasy petition

    -4/7/03

    An international Christian charity has launched a petition focusing on the Islamic law of apostasy.

    Christian charity launches apostasy petition -4/7/03 An international Christian charity has launched a petition focusing on the Islamic law of apostasy. According to traditional Islamic law (Shariíah) adult Muslim men who choose to convert to...