UK News Briefing

  • July 12, 2004

    Church rejects new heresy trials

    -12/7/04

    Anglican clergy have rejected a

    Church rejects new heresy trials -12/7/04 Anglican clergy have rejected a plan to introduce new "heresy courts" in the Church of England. The tribunals could have suspended or even defrocked priests or bishops who promoted beliefs at odds with...
  • July 12, 2004

    Christian hunger strikers welcome ruling on Israel's Separation Wall

    -12/7/04

    The rulin

    Christian hunger strikers welcome ruling on Israel's Separation Wall -12/7/04 The ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague Friday, calling Israelís construction of its ìSeparation Wallî illegal, was greeted by hunger strikers in a...
  • July 12, 2004

    Methodists warn of problems in Government's education plans

    -12/7/04

    In an initial resp

    Methodists warn of problems in Government's education plans -12/7/04 In an initial response to the Government's planned changes in education the Methodist Church has said it hopes the new measures will help the most disadvantaged, but warned that...
  • July 12, 2004

    Government's penal policy a scandal says Williams

    -12/7/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury

    Government's penal policy a scandal says Williams -12/7/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has branded the government's penal policy "scandalous". He also accused the three main political parties of "point scoring" in the debate on...
  • July 12, 2004

    Methodists celebrate trade unions and martyrs for workers rights

    -12/7/04

    The Methodist

    Methodists celebrate trade unions and martyrs for workers rights -12/7/04 The Methodist Church, which has recently voiced support for the Gangmasters Bill and renewed links with the TUC, will this weekend link together a peer of the realm and five...
  • July 12, 2004

    Churches leader expresses dismay at Aboriginal situation

    -12/7/04

    "The right to self-det

    Churches leader expresses dismay at Aboriginal situation -12/7/04 "The right to self-determination is an inalienable right of Australian Aboriginals. It is unacceptable that in a democratic civilized country like Australia, the government denies...
  • July 9, 2004

    Court to rule 'Apartheid Wall' should be removed

    -9/7/04

    The international court of justice wi

    Court to rule 'Apartheid Wall' should be removed -9/7/04 The international court of justice will rule that the wall Israel is building around the West Bank which has come in for criticism from Christian groups, agencies, churches and denominations...
  • July 9, 2004

    Christian Aid calls for religious unity in fight against HIV

    -9/7/04

    On the eve of the X

    Christian Aid calls for religious unity in fight against HIV -9/7/04 On the eve of the XV International AIDS conference in Bangkok Christian Aid has launched a report, Godís children are dying of AIDS. The report challenges religions to work...
  • July 9, 2004

    Gibson film based more on mysticism than gospels

    -9/7/04

    Mel Gibson's film blockbuster

    Gibson film based more on mysticism than gospels -9/7/04 Mel Gibson's film blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ" was based more on a novel from the visionary meditations of an early nineteenth-century nun than on the gospels. This is the...
  • July 8, 2004

    Evangelicals form network to support gay and lesbian Christians

    -8/7/04

    A new network ha

    Evangelicals form network to support gay and lesbian Christians -8/7/04 A new network has been formed by Evangelicals who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships. Accepting Evangelicals has...