UK News Briefing

  • May 19, 2003

    Tories to be party for the poor

    -19/5/03

    The Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith, has made a striking bid to rid his party of its uncaring image by declaring he w

    Tories to be party for the poor -19/5/03 The Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith, has made a striking bid to rid his party of its uncaring image by declaring he wants it to become "the party for the poor", taking up a theme suggested several years ago by...
  • May 18, 2003

    Iraqis murdered as anti-christian violence increases

    -18/5/03

    Anti-Christian violence which Christians in Iraq have long feared seems finally to have arrived

    Iraqis murdered as anti-christian violence increases -18/5/03 Anti-Christian violence which Christians in Iraq have long feared seems finally to have arrived with the brutal murder of two Christian men says the Barnabas Fund. Sabah Gazala and Abdul...
  • May 16, 2003

    Shootings in Baghdad reach epidemic proportions

    -16/5/03

    Statistics that have just been published reveal that 242 people have died in Baghdad in just over th

    Shootings in Baghdad reach epidemic proportions -16/5/03 Statistics that have just been published reveal that 242 people have died in Baghdad in just over three weeks - almost all from bullet wounds. The news comes after a warning at the beginning...
  • May 16, 2003

    Christian socialists tackle passion and politics

    -16/5/03

    God, politics and passion are the 'explosive' mix of a YMCA / Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) sp

    Christian socialists tackle passion and politics -16/5/03 God, politics and passion are the ìexplosiveî mix of a YMCA / Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) sponsored youth conference this weekend. Amongt the questions that the conference will tackle...
  • May 16, 2003

    Evangelicals praise Eastenders storyline

    -16/5/03

    The Evangelical Alliance has congratulated the BBC soap, EastEnders, for its 'sympathetic' and 'positive' p

    Evangelicals praise Eastenders storyline -16/5/03 The Evangelical Alliance has congratulated the BBC soap, EastEnders, for its ìsympatheticî and ìpositiveî portrayal of Dot Cottonís `crisis of faithí in one of its current storylines. In a move that...
  • May 16, 2003

    Alliance of Jewish and Christian zionists meet in Washington

    -16/5/03

    A selection of hard-core pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian groups will meet this weekend in W

    Alliance of Jewish and Christian zionists meet in Washington -16/5/03 A selection of hard-core pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian groups will meet this weekend in Washington for an ìInterfaith Zionist Leadership Summitî which is likley to strenghen an...
  • May 15, 2003

    Christian MP to stand down at next election

    -15/5/03

    The former culture secretary and prominent member of the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) Chris Smith,

    Christian MP to stand down at next election -15/5/03 The former culture secretary and prominent member of the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) Chris Smith, has announced he will stand down as an MP at the next election. Mr Smith, who emerged as a...
  • May 15, 2003

    Anti-war vicar found guilty of Iraq protest

    -15/5/03

    A magistrate has rejected a vicar's defence that God told him to block a road in protest.

    Anti-war vicar found guilty of Iraq protest -15/5/03 A magistrate has rejected a vicar's defence that God told him to block a road in protest. Raymond Gaston was charged with unlawfully obstructing a highway during an anti-war protest in Leeds city...
  • May 14, 2003

    Prophetic warning about MEPs comes to pass

    -14/5/03

    A prophetic warning by Bishops and other church leaders about the dangers of introducing a closed list s

    Prophetic warning about MEPs comes to pass -14/5/03 A prophetic warning by Bishops and other church leaders about the dangers of introducing a closed list system for elections to the European Parliament, appears to have been substantiated. A study...
  • May 13, 2003

    Asylum policy should focus on peacemaking

    -13/5/03

    Government attempts to cut the number of asylum seekers should focus on peacemaking according to a leading

    Asylum policy should focus on peacemaking -13/5/03 Government attempts to cut the number of asylum seekers should focus on peacemaking according to a leading think tank. A report published by the influential Institute for Public Policy Research (...