UK News Briefing

  • December 20, 2004

    Christmas peace messages taken to Bethlehem

    -20/12/04

    A delegation from the British Sec

    Christmas peace messages taken to Bethlehem -20/12/04 A delegation from the British Section of the catholic peace organisation Pax Christi will take more than 600 peace messages from schools, churches and religious communities in England, Wales...
  • December 20, 2004

    Bishops support Sikh community over controversial play

    -20/12/04

    The Anglican and Cathol

    Bishops support Sikh community over controversial play -20/12/04 The Anglican and Catholic bishops of Birmingham have publicly expressed their support to the city's Sikh community over a play which they say portrays the Sikh religion in an...
  • December 20, 2004

    Urban churches feel post-christendom fallout

    -20/12/04

    Local churches in England's bigg

    Urban churches feel post-christendom fallout -20/12/04 Local churches in England's biggest cities are experiencing the fallout of post-christendom with only a "meagre" rise in attendance at Christmas, while it leaps 200% in rural areas, according...
  • December 19, 2004
    Find books by Robert Beckford Find books about who wrote the Bible Evangelicals criticise channel 4 documentary about the Bible -19/12/04 An Evangelical Christian group has expressed anger at plans by Channel 4 to screen a documentary...
  • December 17, 2004

    Bishop Robinson denies report about Lambeth Conference attendence -17/12/04

    The Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene R

    Bishop Robinson denies report about Lambeth Conference attendence -17/12/04 The Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, has rebutted a report by the Associated Press that he will attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference in defiance of other...
  • December 17, 2004

    Development charities find common ground to help churches

    -17/12/04

    Two national oversea

    Development charities find common ground to help churches -17/12/04 Two national overseas development charities have worked together to produce a new resource to challenge and encourage churches to support some of the world's poorest people. The...
  • December 17, 2004

    Pope's warning about myth of redemptive violence

    -17/12/04

    Pope John Paul II has condemned peop

    Pope's warning about myth of redemptive violence -17/12/04 Pope John Paul II has condemned people's readiness to use violence to impose peace, and denounced what he called the unfolding drama in Iraq which had led to "uncertainty and insecurity"...
  • December 17, 2004

    MP calls for nuclear whistleblower to visit UK

    -17/12/04

    A Labour MP has called on the U

    MP calls for nuclear whistleblower to visit UK -17/12/04 A Labour MP has called on the UK government to put pressure on Israel to allow Christian nuclear whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu, to visit the UK. The call came as Commons Leader Peter Hain...
  • December 16, 2004

    Catholic MP enters cabinet following Blunkett resignation

    -16/12/04

    A Catholic MP, Ruth Kelly, h

    Catholic MP enters cabinet following Blunkett resignation -16/12/04 A Catholic MP, Ruth Kelly, has entered the Cabinet as the new Education Secretary, following the resignation of David Blunkett. The former Bank of England's economist's meteoric...
  • December 16, 2004

    Millions of world's poorest workers face new year misery

    -16/12/04

    One of the most sweeping act

    Millions of world's poorest workers face new year misery -16/12/04 One of the most sweeping acts of global liberalisation is about to be unleashed on some of the worldís poorest workers, with devastating consequences for the millions, mostly women...