UK News Briefing

  • 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...
  • July 6, 2004

    Christians divided over compromise on smacking

    -6/7/04

    Differences of opinion have emerged among

    Christians divided over compromise on smacking -6/7/04 Differences of opinion have emerged amongst Christians following the vote in the House of Lords for a compromise measure outlawing the smacking of children that causes obvious harm. Supporters...
  • July 5, 2004

    Churches call for public inquiry over stop and search

    -5/7/04

    The Churches' Commission f

    Churches call for public inquiry over stop and search -5/7/04 The Churchesí Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) has reacted with deep dismay at newly released Home Office figures, which show a 302 per cent rise in stop and search of people from...
  • July 5, 2004

    The Methodist Church has issued a statement in support of a compromise amendment to the Children Bill as the row over plans to ban parents from...

    Methodist church backs compromise on smacking -5/7/04 The Methodist Church has issued a statement in support of a compromise amendment to the Children Bill as the row over plans to ban parents from smacking children escalated today ahead of a...
  • July 2, 2004

    Urgent action needed against caricaturing of Muslims says churches leader

    -2/7/04

    Urgent action

    Urgent action needed against caricaturing of Muslims says churches leader -2/7/04 Urgent action is required against "growing xenophobia", the caricaturing of Muslims as the enemy and the "blatant misuse" of religion as the mobilization of war, the...
  • July 1, 2004

    Bishops to push for inquiry into Iraq prisoner abuse

    -1/7/04

    Bishops of the Church of En

    Bishops to push for inquiry into Iraq prisoner abuse -1/7/04 Bishops of the Church of England are expected to push for a US inquiry into the treatment of Iraqi prisoners by American troops and to demand that those responsible are held accountable...