UK News Briefing

  • June 24, 2004

    Top bishop questions US foreign policy

    -24/6/04

    The President of the

    Top bishop questions US foreign policy -24/6/04 The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)has spoken out against the military response of the US to global terrorism saying that a permissive interpretation of...
  • June 23, 2004

    Radical new translation makes Bible accessible to unchurched

    -23/6/04

    A radical translation of t

    Radical new translation makes Bible accessible to unchurched -23/6/04 A radical translation of the New Testament released with an endorsement by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and aimed at the those disillusioned with institutional religion, has...
  • June 23, 2004

    British churches have lost their focus says aid worker

    -23/6/04

    With a MA in theology, W

    British churches have lost their focus says aid worker -23/6/04 With a MA in theology, World Vision worker Bruce Thomson knows a thing or two about churches. But a recent visit to Cambodia, accompanied by 10 UK church representatives has...
  • June 23, 2004

    Council opposes arms fair in eschatological motion

    -23/6/04

    At the initiation of a local

    Council opposes arms fair in eschatological motion -23/6/04 At the initiation of a local Christian, Newham council has passed a motion opposing Europe's biggest arms fair and affirming a future without weapons. The Defences Systems & Equipment...
  • June 23, 2004

    New Testament scholar defends radical translation of Bible

    -23/6/04

    A New Testament scholar and

    New Testament scholar defends radical translation of Bible -23/6/04 A New Testament scholar and associate of the theological thinktank Ekklesia has defended a translation of the New Testament against comments carried today in the Times newspaper...
  • June 23, 2004

    Geldof and Christian leaders challenge Blair over Aid

    -23/6/04

    Live Aid founder Bob Geld

    Geldof and Christian leaders challenge Blair over Aid -23/6/04 Live Aid founder Bob Geldof was joined by Christian leaders yesterday as he condemned Tony Blairís ìguff and grandiose schemesî to tackle world poverty. The criticism comes just a week...
  • June 23, 2004

    Archbishop points to first century for ideas of mission shaped church

    -23/6/04

    The Archbishop of

    Archbishop points to first century for ideas of mission shaped church -23/6/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has called for the church to look afresh at the "remarkable transforming nature of the first century church" and allow...
  • June 23, 2004

    Americans say religion is biggest barrier to global peace

    -23/6/04

    The majority of adult

    Americans say religion is biggest barrier to global peace -23/6/04 The majority of adult Americans believe religious differences are the biggest barrier to global peace, whilst less than half believe they are very tolerant. These are the findings...
  • June 23, 2004

    Pope may visit Northern Ireland

    -23/6/04

    Irish bishops have suggested that Pope John Pau

    Pope may visit Northern Ireland -23/6/04 Irish bishops have suggested that Pope John Paul II might make an historic trip later this year to Northern Ireland. It is understood a decision to invite him was made last week at a Bishop's Conference in...
  • June 22, 2004

    Cybersex 'rife' in Britain's churches

    -22/6/04

    An Evangelical charity is claiming tha

    Cybersex 'rife' in Britain's churches -22/6/04 An Evangelical charity is claiming that 'cybersex' is rife in Britain's churches. CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) known for its conservative positions on issues of sexual ethics and...