UK News Briefing

  • April 23, 2004

    Church aid agencies pull out of Iraq as time runs out

    -23/4/04

    As coalition spokesman wa

    Church aid agencies pull out of Iraq as time runs out -23/4/04 As coalition spokesman warn that "time is running out" for a peaceful solution in the flashpoint Sunni Triangle town of Fallujah, Church aid agencies working in Iraq are pulling out...
  • April 23, 2004

    Christians say a fair global economy still a great moral challenge

    -23/4/04

    In anticipat

    Christians say a fair global economy still a great moral challenge -23/4/04 In anticipation of the first World Debt Day, the struggle for a fairer global economy has been called one of the great moral challenges of our time. Sunday 16th May 2004...
  • April 23, 2004

    Episcopal leader says Bush is jeopardising struggle against terror

    -23/4/04

    The Primate

    Episcopal leader says Bush is jeopardising struggle against terror -23/4/04 The Primate of the Episcopal church in the USA has written to George Bush expressing concern at the President's endorsement of Ariel Sharon's "disengagement" plan which...
  • April 23, 2004

    Bill will make euthanasia by omission respectable

    -23/4/04

    Revisions to the government's

    Bill will make euthanasia by omission respectable -23/4/04 Revisions to the governmentís draft Mental Incapacity Bill announced in Constitutional Affairs Minister Lord Filkinís speech in Nottingham yesterday, have been described by a pro-life group...
  • April 23, 2004

    The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, has called for the renewal of the BBC Charter and the retention of the licence fee in his maiden speech in the House of Lords.

    Bishop addresses BBC in first Lords speech -23/4/04 The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, has called for the renewal of the BBC Charter and the retention of the licence fee in his maiden speech in the House of Lords. Bishop Graham became...
  • April 23, 2004

    N Korea urged to open its borders for disaster victims

    -23/4/04

    Following the train disa

    N Korea urged to open its borders for disaster victims -23/4/04 Following the train disaster in North Korea in which thousands are believed to have lost their lives, the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for North Korea, Lord Alton, has...
  • April 23, 2004

    Christian whistleblower seeks help from Norway

    -23/4/04

    Israeli nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai

    Christian whistleblower seeks help from Norway -23/4/04 Israeli nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu wants Norway to help him leave Israel now that he has been released from prison, a leading Norwegian peace activist has said. Vanunu, a...
  • April 22, 2004

    Evangelicals counter claims of Christian party -22/4/04

    The Evangelical Alliance does not agree with

    Evangelicals counter claims of Christian party -22/4/04 The Evangelical Alliance does not agree with claims by the Christian People's Alliance that a new report by church leaders can only be implemented if the capital's faith...
  • April 22, 2004

    Government urged to revive ethical foreign policy

    -22/4/04

    Britain needs a campaign to r

    Government urged to revive ethical foreign policy -22/4/04 Britain needs a campaign to revive its "ethical" foreign policy to soften the blow to its credibility caused by the Iraq war, says a think tank. Britain should also have accepted the last-...
  • April 22, 2004

    Christians take on BNP

    -22/4/04

    The Methodist Church has launched "Countering Political Extremi

    Christians take on BNP -22/4/04 The Methodist Church has launched "Countering Political Extremism," an online information resource for any church or other groups concerned about the rise of far-right political parties such as the BNP. With local...