UK News Briefing

  • January 17, 2005

    Forum on fatherhood and Christianity to be sponsored by Government

    -17/01/05

    Theological thinkt

    Forum on fatherhood and Christianity to be sponsored by Government -17/01/05 Theological thinktank Ekklesia has announced today that it is teaming up with the leading agency on fatherhood, Fathers Direct to hold a Government-sponsored forum on...
  • January 17, 2005

    Catholic archbishop kidnapped

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    Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped a Catholic arc

    Catholic archbishop kidnapped -17/01/05 Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped a Catholic archbishop and targeted security forces in a series of brazen assaults that have killed more than 20 people. The incident took place in Mosul, where Archbishop...
  • January 16, 2005

    Major tsunami cash scandal feared

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    Fears that western nations will fail to honour larg

    Major tsunami cash scandal feared -16/01/05 Fears that western nations will fail to honour large financial pledges towards relief and development for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Asia and Africa are now growing, a Christian development...
  • January 16, 2005

    Gordon Brown's Africa debt action inspired by church

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    British Chancellor Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown's Africa debt action inspired by church -16/01/05 British Chancellor Gordon Brown, who has been on a four day fact-finding visit to marginalised communities in Kenya and Tanzania, has spoken of the influence of his Christian...
  • January 16, 2005

    Adviser to Archbishop says mercy killing may be OK -16/01/05

    A senior adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury h

    Adviser to Archbishop says mercy killing may be OK -16/01/05 A senior adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has said that there is a 'very strong compassionate case' for mercy killing, reports the Sunday Telegraph. Canon Robin Gill...
  • January 16, 2005

    Christian row about Jerry Springer opera rages on

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    The public argument among Christians

    Christian row about Jerry Springer opera rages on -16/01/05 The public argument among Christians about the alleged blasphemy of Jerry Springer ñ The Opera, shown on BBC2 more than a week ago, continues to boil, although British culture secretary...
  • January 16, 2005

    Culture Secretary says no to Springer ban

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    PM Tony Blair's culture secretary, T

    Culture Secretary says no to Springer ban -16/01/05 PM Tony Blairís culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, who is a practicing Christian, has come out strongly against attempts to ban the controversial show Jerry Springer ñ The Opera, describing...
  • January 15, 2005

    Palestinians want a just peace, say churches

    -15/01/05

    The overwhelming majority of Palestinian

    Palestinians want a just peace, say churches -15/01/05 The overwhelming majority of Palestinians earnestly desire a just peace with Israel, according to Steve Hucklesby, International Affairs Secretary for the Methodist Church in Britain. He was...
  • January 15, 2005

    The editor of a major newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph in the UK, has admitted that his paper misrepresented the opinions of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, by falsely claiming that the tsunami disaster had made the Archbishop...

    Paper admits it misrepresented Archbishop of Canterbury -15/01/05 The editor of a major newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph in the UK, has admitted that his paper misrepresented the opinions of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, by...
  • January 15, 2005

    Missionaries accused of exploiting tsunami victims

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    Some Christian and Muslim organizat

    Missionaries accused of exploiting tsunami victims -15/01/05 Some Christian and Muslim organizations have been accused by aid workers in the Indonesian province of Aceh of preying on the survivors of the tsunami in order to compete for influence...