UK News Briefing

  • May 29, 2003

    God left out of EU constitution

    -29/5/03

    In a move that will elicit a mixed response from Christians, mention of God has been omitted from the proposed intro

    God left out of EU constitution -29/5/03 In a move that will elicit a mixed response from Christians, mention of God has been omitted from the proposed introduction to the EU's new constitution. The preamble, written by ValÈry Giscard d'Estaing and...
  • May 29, 2003

    Short hits back at pro-lifers

    -29/5/03

    Clare Short, the former British Secretary of State for International

    Development, has hit back at a pro life group fo

    Short hits back at pro-lifers -29/5/03 Clare Short, the former British Secretary of State for International Development, has hit back at a pro life group following its claims about her support for abortion and population control, upon her...
  • May 29, 2003

    Catholic priest may broker spanish ceasefire

    -29/5/03

    An Irish Roman Catholic priest has been called on by Basque nationalists to negotiate a ceasefire betwe

    Catholic priest may broker spanish ceasefire -29/5/03 An Irish Roman Catholic priest has been called on by Basque nationalists to negotiate a ceasefire between the Spanish government and the separatist terrorist group Eta. Fr Alec Reid who was at...
  • May 28, 2003

    Churches welcome draft EU constitution

    -28/5/03

    European bishops have welcomed the draft EU constitution issued by the Presidium of the European Convention o

    Churches welcome draft EU constitution -28/5/03 European bishops have welcomed the draft EU constitution issued by the Presidium of the European Convention on Monday, reports the Independent Catholic News. Rev R¸diger Noll, director of the Church...
  • May 28, 2003

    Government accused of hypocrisy over arms sales

    -28/5/03

    The Government has been accused of hypocrisy for allowing arms sales worth £16m to central African n

    Government accused of hypocrisy over arms sales -28/5/03 The Government has been accused of hypocrisy for allowing arms sales worth £16m to central African nations embroiled in the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. British companies sold...
  • May 28, 2003

    Anglicans close door on blessings for gay couples

    -28/3/05

    The leaders of the worldwide Anglican communion, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, appear to

    Anglicans close door on blessings for gay couples -28/3/05 The leaders of the worldwide Anglican communion, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, appear to have closed the door on church blessing services for gay couples. The move follows the...
  • May 28, 2003

    Religious leaders discuss future of Iraq

    -28/5/03

    Representatives of Iraq's Muslim and Christian communities have opened talks in Amman, to discuss how they

    Religious leaders discuss future of Iraq -28/5/03 Representatives of Iraq's Muslim and Christian communities have opened talks in Amman, to discuss how they can contribute to a new leadership in their country. The two-day meeting in the capital of...
  • May 27, 2003

    10k award for people who show that faith works

    -27/5/03

    Faithworks and Spring Harvest are to award £10,000 to a project that is inspired by Christian faith a

    10k award for people who show that faith works -27/5/03 Faithworks and Spring Harvest are to award £10,000 to a project that is inspired by Christian faith and is demonstrating best practice in community development. The Faithworks Award 2003 will...
  • May 27, 2003

    Red cross concerned about human rights violations in Iraq

    -27/5/03

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has been denied access to what the organisati

    Red cross concerned about human rights violations in Iraq -27/5/03 The International Committee of the Red Cross has been denied access to what the organisation believes could be as many as 3,000 prisoners held in searing heat, many of whom may be...
  • May 27, 2003

    Billboard campaign launched against roadmap to peace

    -27/5/03

    The Religious Roundtable and the Apostolic Congress have launched a grassroots billboard campai

    Billboard campaign launched against roadmap to peace -27/5/03 The Religious Roundtable and the Apostolic Congress have launched a grassroots billboard campaign in the USA, to muster opposition against the ìRoadmapî for peace in the Middle East....