UK News Briefing

  • April 20, 2004

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    Americans have often used the Bible to promote their politics, a University professor has said.

    The comments by Robert Minor, a religious studies professor at Kansas University, c

    -20/4/04 Americans have often used the Bible to promote their politics, a University professor has said. The comments by Robert Minor, a religious studies professor at Kansas University, come at a time when the bible and religious themes have become...
  • April 20, 2004

    Bishops call for change in asylum law

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    Two Catholic bishops have called for the repeal of Section 55 of the Nationality and Immigration Act

    Bishops call for change in asylum law -20/4/04 Two Catholic bishops have called for the repeal of Section 55 of the Nationality and Immigration Act which deniew welfare support to asylum seekers. The call followed a meeting bewteen Bishop Patrick...
  • April 20, 2004

    Success of Church of England investments raises spending questions -20/4/04

    The Church of England's 300-year-old investment fund is the best- performing U.K.

    Success of Church of England investments raises spending questions -20/4/04 The Church of England's 300-year-old investment fund is the best- performing U.K. fund of its kind in the past 10 years, the church commissioners have said, whilst the...
  • April 20, 2004

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    IBM has adopted a code of conduct for their suppliers following a catholic aid agency's c

    -20/4/04 IBM has adopted a code of conduct for their suppliers following a catholic aid agency's campaign on dire working conditions in computer factories in the developing world. CAFOD has been campaigning for brand leaders to take greater...
  • April 20, 2004

    German evangelicals urged to stop fighting -20/4/04

    Hanover, April 20 (idea) ? The German Evangelical Al

    German evangelicals urged to stop fighting -20/4/04 Hanover, April 20 (idea) ? The German Evangelical Alliance is starting a new drive to promote Christian unity. Evangelical leaders will go on tour through eight German cities in...
  • April 19, 2004

    More than a quarter of parents are willing to lie to get their children into good schools, including pretending to have Christian beliefs a survey has found.

    Parents lie to get children into church schools -19/4/04 More than a quarter of parents are willing to lie to get their children into good schools, including pretending to have Christian beliefs a survey has found. Pretending to have religious...
  • April 19, 2004

    Bishop warns yes voters in Cyprus will go to hell

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    A Greek Cypriot bishop has said that voters face damnation if they approve a plan to reun

    Bishop warns yes voters in Cyprus will go to hell -19/4/04 A Greek Cypriot bishop has said that voters face damnation if they approve a plan to reunite the island of Cyprus. Speaking about a referendum about the island's future to take place on 24th...
  • April 19, 2004

    Life is worse for poor in Iraq says Christian Aid survey

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    The quality of life for Iraq's poor has deteriorated since the defeat of the Sadd

    Life is worse for poor in Iraq says Christian Aid survey -19/4/04 The quality of life for Iraq's poor has deteriorated since the defeat of the Saddam regime, according to a new survey commissioned by Christian Aid. The Baghdad Vulnerability Survey...
  • April 19, 2004

    Language of crusade revived by Bush camp

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    As Christians in Iraq face threats from Muslims who perceive the invasion of Iraq as a Christian a

    Language of crusade revived by Bush camp -19/4/04 As Christians in Iraq face threats from Muslims who perceive the invasion of Iraq as a Christian attack on Islam, "crusade," the word that Arabs equate with Christian brutality has resurfaced in a...
  • April 19, 2004

    Iraqi group threatens Christians in Falluja

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    A group fighting US occupation in Falluja has called on the United Nations to stop the US siege

    Iraqi group threatens Christians in Falluja -19/4/04 A group fighting US occupation in Falluja has called on the United Nations to stop the US siege of the town or it says it will attack Iraqi Christians. The threats, reported today by the Barnabas...