UK News Briefing

  • 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

    -

    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...
  • February 28, 2003

    US troops approach key Iraqi city

    -24/3/2003

    US troops are reported to have reached the city of Karbala, a town of extreme importance for both peace campaign

    US troops approach key Iraqi city -24/3/2003 US troops are reported to have reached the city of Karbala, a town of extreme importance for both peace campaigners and Muslims in Iraq. Karbala, which is about 60 miles south of Baghdad, has...
  • February 28, 2003

    Chaplains may give last rites to Iraqis

    -20/03/2003

    British Forces chaplains in the Gulf have been issued with Islamic prayer cards so that they can administ

    Chaplains may give last rites to Iraqis -20/03/2003 British Forces chaplains in the Gulf have been issued with Islamic prayer cards so that they can administer the last rites and bury Muslims killed in battle, reports The Times. The Rev Squadron...
  • February 28, 2003

    Soldiers protest at civilian deaths

    -31/3/2003

    Three British soldiers face court martial after being ordered home from Iraq when they objected to the conduct

    Soldiers protest at civilian deaths -31/3/2003 Three British soldiers face court martial after being ordered home from Iraq when they objected to the conduct of the war. It is understood they have been sent home for protesting that the war is...