UK News Briefing

  • October 19, 2004

    Churches launch global campaign against poverty

    -19/10/04

    A global campaign

    Churches launch global campaign against poverty -19/10/04 A global campaign to mobilise millions of Christians in 100 countries to press their governments to halve poverty by 2015, has been launched at the United Nations by the Archbishop of Cape...
  • October 19, 2004

    Pope hints at rejection of GM food

    -19/10/04

    Pope John Paul has highlighted the need for

    Pope hints at rejection of GM food -19/10/04 Pope John Paul has highlighted the need for biodiversity in his letter to the UN for World Food Day. His message has been seen by many as a rejection of GM agriculture. The Pope said: "to reach the...
  • October 19, 2004

    Eradicating poverty 'like eating ice cream' churches told

    -19/10/04

    The amount of mone

    Eradicating poverty 'like eating ice cream' churches told -19/10/04 The amount of money spent every year on ice-cream in the United States alone would make it possible, if it were added to what is now being done, to achieve the goal of access to...
  • October 19, 2004

    Bishop expresses regret for hurt but not decisions over same-sex blessings -19/10/04

    A bishop in British Colum

    Bishop expresses regret for hurt but not decisions over same-sex blessings -19/10/04 A bishop in British Columbia says he regrets contributing to an international rift in the Anglican communion, but won't apologise for the decision to...
  • October 19, 2004

    Conference to focus on making church more inclusive

    -19/10/04

    Prominent US church leader and pos

    Conference to focus on making church more inclusive -19/10/04 Prominent US church leader and post-modern thinker, Brian McLaren, will be travelling to the UK in December to take part in ëThe Inclusive Churchí conference being hosted by church.co.uk...
  • October 19, 2004

    A unique new coalition launched to fight climate change, and including several Christian agencies, is warning that unless action is taken immediately, human development gains will go 'up in smoke'.

    Global warming threatens targets for world's poor -20/10/04 A unique new coalition launched to fight climate change, and including several Christian agencies, is warning that unless action is taken immediately, human development gains will go ëup...
  • October 18, 2004

    Windsor Report does not call for ëapology' -18/10/04

    Following the publication of the Windsor Report, the religious

    Windsor Report does not call for ëapologyí -18/10/04 Following the publication of the Windsor Report, the religious thinktank Ekklesia has urged care in the use of the word 'apology'. The Commission does not use the terms 'apology'...
  • 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...