UK News Briefing

  • March 23, 2004

    Adviser talks of US messianic approach to Middle East

    -23/3/04

    Richard Clarke, a military and counter terrorism adviser to four presidents who has c

    Adviser talks of US messianic approach to Middle East -23/3/04 Richard Clarke, a military and counter terrorism adviser to four presidents who has criticised George Bush and his top aides for obsession with Iraq, has supported claims by church...
  • March 23, 2004

    -23/3/04

    Two Christian charity workers have drowned in a tragic accident in west Africa.

    -23/3/04 Two Christian charity workers have drowned in a tragic accident in west Africa. Ruth Brook, 64, from Great Barton, Suffolk, and Keith Thompson from Jacobstow near Bude in Cornwall, died in Sierra Leone. Ms Brook and Mr Thompson were...
  • March 23, 2004

    Bishop gives warning on equality law

    -23/3/04

    A Church of England bishop has warned religious organisations not to campaign too vociferously for

    Bishop gives warning on equality law -23/3/04 A Church of England bishop has warned religious organisations not to campaign too vociferously for exemptions from equality legislation. David Walker, the Bishop of Dudley, warned that if faith-based...
  • March 23, 2004

    Churches unite against BNP

    -23/3/04

    More than 200 churches have agreed to campaign against the right-wing British National Party (BNP).

    All congr

    Churches unite against BNP -23/3/04 More than 200 churches have agreed to campaign against the right-wing British National Party (BNP). All congregations in the Anglican diocese of Ripon and Leeds will be asked to oppose the BNP as a party which "...
  • March 23, 2004

    Christian and Muslim leaders to meet

    -23/3/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a meeting of Christian and Muslim leaders later this month to d

    Christian and Muslim leaders to meet -23/3/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a meeting of Christian and Muslim leaders later this month to develop bonds between the two faiths. Dr Rowan Williams said the three-day event in the United States...
  • March 23, 2004

    Images of crucifixion mark boom in religious art

    -23/3/04

    The controversial Scottish artist and Christian Peter Howson, who complained last year tha

    Images of crucifixion mark boom in religious art -23/3/04 The controversial Scottish artist and Christian Peter Howson, who complained last year that Scottish galleries had no interest in his religious paintings, has produced two arresting images of...
  • March 22, 2004

    Gibson reveals the theology behind the Passion

    -22/3/04

    With the Passion about to become one of the biggest-grossing films ever, making Mel Gibson a

    Gibson reveals the theology behind the Passion -22/3/04 With the Passion about to become one of the biggest-grossing films ever, making Mel Gibson a personal profit of £200million, the man behind the movie has spoken out about his theology, the...
  • March 22, 2004

    Carter attacks Bush and Blair

    -22/3/04

    Former President Jimmy Carter, well known for both his Christian faith and work for peace, has attacked both

    Carter attacks Bush and Blair -22/3/04 Former President Jimmy Carter, well known for both his Christian faith and work for peace, has attacked both George Bush and Tony Blair. In remarks to Andrew Buncombe of The Independent newspaper, Carter, 79,...
  • March 22, 2004

    Christian Zionists organise prayer for peace

    -22/3/04

    Following the assassination of Sheikh Yassin by Israeli aircraft as the spiritual leader and f

    Christian Zionists organise prayer for peace -22/3/04 Following the assassination of Sheikh Yassin by Israeli aircraft as the spiritual leader and founder of Hamas was pushed in a wheelchair from morning prayers at a Gaza City mosque, evangelicals...
  • March 22, 2004

    UK to rule on Caribbean death penalty

    -22/3/04

    Christian campaigners against the death penalty could breathe a huge sigh of relief, if hundreds of d

    UK to rule on Caribbean death penalty -22/3/04 Christian campaigners against the death penalty could breathe a huge sigh of relief, if hundreds of death row prisoners in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica win a reprieve following an unprecedented privy...