UK News Briefing

  • January 8, 2004

    Concerns about freedom of religion in Afghan constitution

    -8/1/04

    A council of regional and tribal leaders have given approval to a new Afghan const

    Concerns about freedom of religion in Afghan constitution -8/1/04 A council of regional and tribal leaders have given approval to a new Afghan constitution with provisions intact that international human-rights activists say fail to protect...
  • January 8, 2004

    Cardinal aims to put religion back into Christmas

    -8/1/04

    The leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics is to launch a campaign to put the Christian reli

    Cardinal aims to put religion back into Christmas -8/1/04 The leader of Scotlandís Roman Catholics is to launch a campaign to put the Christian religion back into Christmas. Keith OíBrien plans to contact every council in Scotland and the Scottish...
  • January 8, 2004

    Christians inspect Toys R Us

    -8/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members and supporters have formed a Citizen Inspection Team to conduct a publ

    Christians inspect Toys R Us -8/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members and supporters have formed a Citizen Inspection Team to conduct a public security inspection of a Chicago Toys R' Us store in response to concerns that violent toys and...
  • January 8, 2004

    Evangelist in hospital

    -8/1/04

    Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital after falling in his hotel room and breaking his left hip.

    Graham, 85, had

    Evangelist in hospital -8/1/04 Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital after falling in his hotel room and breaking his left hip. Graham, 85, had been preparing to go to the Mayo Clinic for a check-up when he fell. The hip surgery and partial hip...
  • January 8, 2004

    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 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

    -8/1/04

    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

    -7/1/04

    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...