UK News Briefing

  • March 19, 2003

    Christian MPs came out in overwhelming numbers last night to support the war with Iraq, raising

    Christian MPs ëoverwhelmingí support for Iraq war -19/03/2003 Christian MPs came out in overwhelming numbers last night to support the war with Iraq, raising questions about whether they can claim to ërepresentí churches in the UK in any meaninful...
  • March 18, 2003

    Bishops could face prosecution if they refuse to ordain practising homosexuals reports The Daily Telegraph.

    Bishops face EU clash over sexuality

    -18/3/2003

    Bishops could face prosecution if they refuse to ordain practising...

    Bishops face EU clash over sexuality -18/3/2003 Bishops could face prosecution if they refuse to ordain practising homosexuals reports The Daily Telegraph. The action could be taken under new laws forbidding discrimination on grounds of sexual...
  • March 18, 2003

    Ecclesiology will be under the spotlight in tonight's Everyman programme which uncovers the secrets of the Exclusive Brethren.

    BBC to focus on Brethren

    -18/03/2003

    Ecclesiology will be under the spotlight in tonight's...

    BBC to focus on Brethren -18/03/2003 Ecclesiology will be under the spotlight in tonight's Everyman programme which uncovers the secrets of the Exclusive Brethren. To be screened on BBC2 at 11.30pm it will examine the denomination which, since it'...
  • March 17, 2003

    Addressing the Conservative Party's spring forum in Harrogate this weekend, Iain Duncan Smith demanded fairness for the "backbone of Britain" yesterday - both for the vulnerable and the middle-classes.

    Tories to fight on 'fairness'...

    Tories to fight on ìfairnessî agenda -17/03/2003 Addressing the Conservative Party's spring forum in Harrogate this weekend, Iain Duncan Smith demanded fairness for the "backbone of Britain" yesterday - both for the vulnerable and the middle-classes...
  • March 13, 2003

    The break-up of the extended family is being held back by rising house prices according to a new report.

    House prices slow family break-up -13/03/2003 The break-up of the extended family is being held back by rising house prices according to a new report. More than half of Britain's young adults live with their parents and the proportion is rising as...
  • March 13, 2003

    The controversial, 'prosperity gospel' which has galvanised parts of the Church in UK - is explored and questioned in a new Evangelical Alliance report which throws down a challenge to both its critics and supporters alike to engage in...

    Report questions 'prosperity gospel' -13/03/2003 The controversial, `prosperity gospelí which has galvanised parts of the Church in UK - is explored and questioned in a new Evangelical Alliance report which throws down a challenge to both its...
  • March 13, 2003

    Last minute reprieve on Texan death row

    -13/03/2003

    The execution of Delma Banks Jr, has been halted by the US Supreme Court about 10 minutes before he was d

    Last minute reprieve on Texan death row -13/03/2003 The execution of Delma Banks Jr, has been halted by the US Supreme Court about 10 minutes before he was due to receive a lethal injection. This would have been the stateís 300th execution since...
  • March 13, 2003

    Last minute reprieve on Texan death row

    -13/03/2003

    The execution of Delma Banks Jr, has been halted by the US Supreme Court about 10 minutes before he was d

    Last minute reprieve on Texan death row -13/03/2003 The execution of Delma Banks Jr, has been halted by the US Supreme Court about 10 minutes before he was due to receive a lethal injection. This would have been the stateís 300th execution since...
  • March 12, 2003

    Aid agencies said yesterday that military action in Iraq could create up to three million refugees and leave nearly two thirds of the population facing starvation.

    Iraq faces humanitarian crisis say charities -12/03/2003 Aid agencies said yesterday that military action in Iraq could create up to three million refugees and leave nearly two thirds of the population facing starvation. The prediction was made by a...
  • March 12, 2003

    The new Republican leadership in the US Senate, is hoping to ban a rare form of late-term abortion

    'Religious Right' may win abortion victory -12/3/2003 The new Republican leadership in the US Senate, is hoping to ban a rare form of late-term abortion The proposed legislation, being backed by many on the "Religious Right", now looks likely to...