UK News Briefing

  • October 18, 2004

    Blasphemy laws to be repealed

    -18/10/04

    Britain's ancient laws of blasphemy and blasphe

    Blasphemy laws to be repealed -18/10/04 Britain's ancient laws of blasphemy and blasphemous libel are likely to be repealed under proposals being considered by the home secretary, David Blunkett, reports the Guardian newspaper. The move is being...
  • October 18, 2004

    Conservative Episcopalians break away ahead of Eames report

    -18/10/04

    A coalition of con

    Conservative Episcopalians break away ahead of Eames report -18/10/04 A coalition of conservative New England Episcopalians announced at the weekend that they are forming four new congregations that will not be part of the Episcopal Church USA....
  • October 18, 2004

    Conservatives say Windsor report is "toothless" -18/10/04

    The conservative group, The Church Society has descr

    Conservatives say Windsor report is "toothless" -18/10/04 The conservative group, The Church Society has described the Windsor report as ìtoothlessî. The Rev David Phillips, from the society, said the 121-page report was ambiguous...
  • October 18, 2004

    Leader of Episcopal church expresses 'regret' following Windsor report -18/10/04

    Presiding Bisho

    Leader of Episcopal church expresses 'regret' following Windsor report -18/10/04 Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has expressed "regret" for the pain that the actions of the Episcopal church had caused, but has stopped short of...
  • October 18, 2004

    Inclusive Church responds to Commission's report -18/10/04

    The Inclusive Church movement has said

    Inclusive Church responds to Commission's report -18/10/04 The Inclusive Church movement has said it is pleased that the Lambeth Commission on Communion which published its report today, has not recommended the suspension or...
  • October 18, 2004

    Williams warns of 'rush to judgement' over Windsor report -18/10/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury

    Williams warns of 'rush to judgement' over Windsor report -18/10/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on the Anglican Communion to do everything possible to meet the "real and demanding challenges" presented in the...
  • October 17, 2004

    Eames report to leave both sides unhappy in gay bishop dispute -17/10/04

    Sources have suggested that a report

    Eames report to leave both sides unhappy in gay bishop dispute -17/10/04 Sources have suggested that a report due to be published on Monday, which could signal whether the church will fall apart over the election of a gay bishop in...
  • October 16, 2004

    Churches bombed in Baghdad

    -16/10/04

    Iraq's 800,000 strong Christian minority are livin

    Churches bombed in Baghdad -16/10/04 Iraqís 800,000 strong Christian minority are living in fear today after further bomb attacks by insurgents on five Baghdad churches early in the morning. Chaldean, Orthodox and Catholic churches were among...
  • October 15, 2004

    US churches respond to bias claims

    -15/10/04

    A fresh argument has broken out about Ameri

    US churches respond to bias claims -15/10/04 A fresh argument has broken out about American churchesí criticisms concerning the policies of the US and Israeli governments. Calling it a case of 'journalistic malpractice,' National Council of...
  • October 15, 2004

    British Christians to make 'liberating connections'

    -15/10/04

    The eighth biennial gat

    British Christians to make 'liberating connections' -15/10/04 The eighth biennial gathering of a network promoting 'liberation theology' in Britain will meet in the north of England on 12-14 November 2004, with a focus on the link between the...