UK News Briefing

  • January 8, 2004

    Israel jails 5 for refusal to serve in the army

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    An Israeli military court has sentenced five young men to a year in prison for refusing to s

    Israel jails 5 for refusal to serve in the army -8/1/04 An Israeli military court has sentenced five young men to a year in prison for refusing to serve in the army as long as the Jewish state occupies the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The five are part...
  • January 8, 2004

    Nude marriages and baptisms planned in US

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    The theology of the naked body is in the media spotlight with the news that a Christian-themed nud

    Nude marriages and baptisms planned in US -8/1/04 The theology of the naked body is in the media spotlight with the news that a Christian-themed nudist community is being developed in Florida, whilst in Argentina an artist is taking his clothes off...
  • January 8, 2004

    World vision partners with local NGOs in earthquake zone

    -8/1/04

    Christian relief agency World Vision has completed the hand over of tents, soap, pl

    World vision partners with local NGOs in earthquake zone -8/1/04 Christian relief agency World Vision has completed the hand over of tents, soap, plastic sheeting and water containers to Iranian NGO Jari (Help) to disburse to earthquake-hit families...
  • January 7, 2004

    Mentally ill man executed in Arkansas

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    A mentally ill man whose lawyers had argued the state could not legally execute him was put to death i

    Mentally ill man executed in Arkansas -7/1/04 A mentally ill man whose lawyers had argued the state could not legally execute him was put to death in Arkansas early today for the murder in 1979 of a grocer who befriended him. Despite the efforts of...
  • January 7, 2004

    Bishop blesses gritting lorries

    -7/1/04

    A bishop has been called in to bless a council's gritting lorries in an attempt bid to cut road deaths in b

    Bishop blesses gritting lorries -7/1/04 A bishop has been called in to bless a council's gritting lorries in an attempt bid to cut road deaths in bad weather reports the news agency Ananova. The Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Rev Dr John Saxbee, led...
  • January 6, 2004

    Museum skeletons may get Christian burials

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    Ethical debate has been hotting up with the news that thousands of skeletons in the Museum of Lon

    Museum skeletons may get Christian burials -6/1/03 Ethical debate has been hotting up with the news that thousands of skeletons in the Museum of Londonís collection could be reburied. The museum wants the bones to be given a "Christian" burial where...
  • January 6, 2004

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    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has presented the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq with a dossier of statistical data compiled from seventy-two case studies of the treat

    -6/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has presented the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq with a dossier of statistical data compiled from seventy-two case studies of the treatment of Iraqi detainees, including torture. CPT has...
  • January 6, 2004

    Evangelical MP defects to DUP

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    An Evangelical MP, well known for his Christian faith, has announced that he is joining the Democratic Unionis

    Evangelical MP defects to DUP -6/1/04 An Evangelical MP, well known for his Christian faith, has announced that he is joining the Democratic Unionist Party. Jeffrey Donaldon, Member of Parliament for The Lagan Valley is set to take a swathe of...
  • January 6, 2004

    New Bishop of Reading announced

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    The new Bishop of Reading was revealed today following the row over the post after it was offered to the gay

    New Bishop of Reading announced -6/1/04 The new Bishop of Reading was revealed today following the row over the post after it was offered to the gay but celibate cleric Canon Jeffrey John. Downing Street was expected to announce this morning that...
  • January 5, 2004

    Report suggests split over women bishops

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    The Church of England may split if women become bishops, an official report has revealed today.

    Report suggests split over women bishops -5/1/03 The Church of England may split if women become bishops, an official report has revealed today. Under the proposals, an approved faction could be set up for male clergy opposed to women clerics. The...