UK News Briefing

  • October 30, 2003

    Egypt criticised for arrest of Christians

    -30/10/03

    The Institute on Religion and Public Policy has expressed "distress" at the arrest of at least 2

    Egypt criticised for arrest of Christians -30/10/03 The Institute on Religion and Public Policy has expressed "distress" at the arrest of at least 22 Egyptian Christians over the last week, many of them converts from Islam to Christianity, in a...
  • October 30, 2003

    Christian communities challenge exclusion

    -30/10/03

    By Simon Barrow

    Small Christian communities that combine social and political engagement, the

    Christian communities challenge exclusion -30/10/03 By Simon Barrow Small Christian communities that combine social and political engagement, the inspiration of biblical faith, a critical stance towards institutional religion and prayerful...
  • October 30, 2003

    Monks party at Halloween

    -30/10/03

    The Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC will be making a special effort this year to celebrate Halloween,

    Monks party at Halloween -30/10/03 The Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC will be making a special effort this year to celebrate Halloween, including organising a service and party, to point to the festivalís Christian roots as All Hallow's...
  • October 27, 2003

    Scottish churches oppose alcohol liberalisation

    -27/10/03

    Scottish church leaders have formed a cross-faith campaign group to oppose the planned lib

    Scottish churches oppose alcohol liberalisation -27/10/03 Scottish church leaders have formed a cross-faith campaign group to oppose the planned liberalisation of drinking laws reports the Sunday Times. Senior figures from all 12 Scottish...
  • October 27, 2003

    Bishop compares homosexual oppression to exodus story

    -27/10/03

    The bishop at the centre of the dispute over same-sex blessings in the Anglican Chur

    Bishop compares homosexual oppression to exodus story -27/10/03 The bishop at the centre of the dispute over same-sex blessings in the Anglican Church has drawn a theological comparison between homosexuals in the Church and the Israelites wandering...
  • October 27, 2003

    Church members told to get serious or get out

    -27/10/03

    A Scottish minister has told his congregation they need to pray and pay more - or face the b

    Church members told to get serious or get out -27/10/03 A Scottish minister has told his congregation they need to pray and pay more ñ or face the boot. The Church of Scotlandís Rev Daniel Hawthorn has told Belhelvie Churchís 600 members that if...
  • October 24, 2003

    Actor playing Jesus struck by lightning

    -24/10/03

    Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversia

    Actor playing Jesus struck by lightning -24/10/03 Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion Of Christ. The lightning bolt hit Caviezel and the film's assistant director Jan...
  • October 24, 2003

    Churches express dismay at police racism

    -24/10/03

    The Churches' Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) has expressed "deep dismay" at the violent rac

    Churches express dismay at police racism -24/10/03 The Churchesí Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) has expressed "deep dismay" at the violent racist behaviour police officers in training exhibited in the BBCís ëThe Secret Policemaní programme...
  • October 24, 2003

    Goats change lives in Burma

    -24/10/03

    The Christian based human rights charity, Jubilee Action has launched an innovative new project aimed at signi

    Goats change lives in Burma -24/10/03 The Christian based human rights charity, Jubilee Action has launched an innovative new project aimed at significantly assisting hundreds of internally displaced Karen families inside Burma. Working with their...
  • October 24, 2003

    Christian aid identifies black hole in Iraqi funding

    -24/10/03

    A staggering US billion in oil revenues and other Iraqi funds earmarked for the recon

    Christian aid identifies black hole in Iraqi funding -24/10/03 A staggering US billion in oil revenues and other Iraqi funds earmarked for the reconstruction of the country has disappeared into opaque bank accounts administered by the Coalition...