UK News Briefing

  • 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...
  • April 19, 2004

    Christian peer to head Tory commission on debt

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    The Conservative party has announced it is to hold a commission on household debt, to be hea

    Christian peer to head Tory commission on debt -19/4/04 The Conservative party has announced it is to hold a commission on household debt, to be headed by a Christian peer. The well known Christian and economist Lord Griffiths will head the...
  • April 19, 2004

    Church congregation attacked in Indonesia

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    A church congregation in Indonesia has been sprayed with bullets as they were singing hymns on Ea

    Church congregation attacked in Indonesia -19/4/04 A church congregation in Indonesia has been sprayed with bullets as they were singing hymns on Easter Saturday two Christian human rights groups have reported today. Christian Solidarity Worldwide...
  • April 19, 2004

    PM personally sanctioned Jeffrey John appointment

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    Tony Blair personally sanctioned the controversial appointment of Jeffrey John as the nex

    PM personally sanctioned Jeffrey John appointment -19/4/04 Tony Blair personally sanctioned the controversial appointment of Jeffrey John as the next dean of St Albans - which some say is one of the most important jobs in the Church of England...
  • April 19, 2004

    Methodist Church alarmed at Bush's endorsement of Sharon proposals

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    The President of the Methodist conference has branded US backing for Ari

    Methodist Church alarmed at Bushís endorsement of Sharon proposals -19/4/04 The President of the Methodist conference has branded US backing for Ariel Sharonís plan to hold on to six Jewish settlements in the West Bank, ìunhelpfulî to the process of...
  • April 19, 2004

    Pope urges philippines to oppose death penalty

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    In the run up to the presidential election in the Philippines, the Pope has urged politician

    Pope urges philippines to oppose death penalty -19/4/04 In the run up to the presidential election in the Philippines, the Pope has urged politicians to oppose the death penalty. In a speech on Monday welcoming incoming ambassador Leonida Vera, he...
  • April 19, 2004

    Pope says killing of Hamas leader was contrary to will of God

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    The killing of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi was an 'inhuman act,' Pope Jo

    Pope says killing of Hamas leader was contrary to will of God -19/4/04 The killing of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi was an ìinhuman act,î Pope John Paul II has said at the Vatican. Such acts are contrary to the will of God said the Pontiff. ìI am...
  • April 19, 2004

    Churches accept guilt for Rwandan genocide

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    A recognition of the churches' failure to address the genocide in Rwanda ten years ago, and an

    Churches accept guilt for Rwandan genocide -19/4/04 A recognition of the churches' failure to address the genocide in Rwanda ten years ago, and an urgent call for resources to complete the task of restoration are among the main results of an...