UK News Briefing

  • March 29, 2004

    Descendants of slaves seek justice from Lloyds

    -29/3/04

    Descendants of black American slaves say they plan to sue London's oldest insurance firm, L

    Descendants of slaves seek justice from Lloyds -29/3/04 Descendants of black American slaves say they plan to sue London's oldest insurance firm, Lloyds, for compensation for allegedly underwriting the ships used in the slave trade. Taking up a...
  • March 29, 2004

    -29/3/04

    A US soldier is seeking asylum in Canada after attending meetings at a Quaker meeting house which changed his views on violence.

    Hinzman is believed to be the first U.S.

    -29/3/04 A US soldier is seeking asylum in Canada after attending meetings at a Quaker meeting house which changed his views on violence. Hinzman is believed to be the first U.S. soldier to seek asylum in Canada because of his opposition to the war...
  • March 28, 2004

    -28/3/04

    In an initiative which attempts to stop racist attacks again Muslims, Christian leaders in Northern Ireland have set up an inter-faith church group to work with Muslim leaders and th

    -28/3/04 In an initiative which attempts to stop racist attacks again Muslims, Christian leaders in Northern Ireland have set up an inter-faith church group to work with Muslim leaders and those facing physical threat. The ad-hoc group from...
  • March 26, 2004

    -26/3/04

    Stars are lining up in support Christian Aid's annual fundraising drive, the UK's longest established and most successful door-to-door fundraising week.

    Christian Aid Week runs

    -26/3/04 Stars are lining up in support Christian Aid's annual fundraising drive, the UK's longest established and most successful door-to-door fundraising week. Christian Aid Week runs from 9th to 15th May 2004. This year's theme is 'We believe in...
  • March 25, 2004

    Franciscans Condemn Apartheid Wall at UN Commission

    -25/3/04

    Franciscans Internat

    Franciscans Condemn Apartheid Wall at UN Commission -25/3/04 Franciscans International (FI) has called on the United Nationsí top human rights body to unequivocally condemn Israelís security wall as an act of unlawful annexation. It has also...
  • March 25, 2004

    -25/3/04

    The question of the true nature of marriage, and specifically whether it is something that depends upon state endorsement has been raised by the news that two counties in the USA are

    -25/3/04 The question of the true nature of marriage, and specifically whether it is something that depends upon state endorsement has been raised by the news that two counties in the USA are refusing to issue marriage licenses. Benton County, in...
  • March 25, 2004

    -25/3/04

    Pirated DVDs of Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of The Christ' have hit the streets of the Middle East and are selling like hot cakes, according to street vendors.

    -25/3/04 Pirated DVDs of Mel Gibson's ìThe Passion of The Christî have hit the streets of the Middle East and are selling like hot cakes, according to street vendors. The film, which is released in the UK this week, and has faced charges of anti-...
  • March 25, 2004

    -25/3/04

    A petition has reached the US Supreme Court for the removal of the words "under God" from the pledge of allegiance recited every morning by American schoolchildren.

    Millions of US

    -25/3/04 A petition has reached the US Supreme Court for the removal of the words "under God" from the pledge of allegiance recited every morning by American schoolchildren. Millions of US schoolchildren "pledge allegiance to the flag of the United...
  • March 24, 2004

    -24/3/04

    "Pro-Jesus" advertisements are appearing in local newspapers as part of an "Islam in America" advertising campaign.

    -24/3/04 "Pro-Jesus" advertisements are appearing in local newspapers as part of an "Islam in America" advertising campaign. The Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is publishing the ads to highlight Muslim...
  • March 24, 2004

    -24/3/04

    'I am delighted the church is exploring fresh ways of expressing its life - and doing things differently.'

    That will be the message from Church Army's George Lings to the 20th N

    -24/3/04 'I am delighted the church is exploring fresh ways of expressing its life - and doing things differently.' That will be the message from Church Armyís George Lings to the 20th National Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) - 11 to 14 May,...