UK News Briefing

  • May 7, 2003

    Scottish man tries to escape execution

    -7/5/03

    A Scottish man who has attracted support from George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope, and Br

    Scottish man tries to escape execution -7/5/03 A Scottish man who has attracted support from George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope, and British and European parliamentarians will make a final attempt in court today to prove his...
  • May 6, 2003

    Burmese political prisoner released after hunger strike

    -6/5/03

    A prominent Christian political prisoner has been released from prison in Burma after staging a

    Burmese political prisoner released after hunger strike -6/5/03 A prominent Christian political prisoner has been released from prison in Burma after staging a hunger strike to draw international attention to inhumane prison conditions and the...
  • May 6, 2003

    Subversive St Alban preferred to warring St George

    -6/5/03

    The military figure of St George should be ousted as England's patron saint and replaced by the mor

    Subversive St Alban preferred to warring St George -6/5/03 The military figure of St George should be ousted as England's patron saint and replaced by the more subversive character St Alban, a poll suggested yesterday. The mythical slayer of...
  • May 4, 2003

    Dot com entrepreneur helps clear death row inmate

    -4/5/03

    A mentally-ill young black man on Death Row is set to become the only the second American juvenile of

    Dot com entrepreneur helps clear death row inmate -4/5/03 A mentally-ill young black man on Death Row is set to become the only the second American juvenile offender ever to be exonerated - and he will owe his life in part to the intervention of an...
  • May 4, 2003

    Evangelicals urged to oppose Middle East peace plan

    -4/5/03

    Israel's Minister of Tourism, will travel to Washington this week to meet with a number of high-lev

    Evangelicals urged to oppose Middle East peace plan -4/5/03 Israel's Minister of Tourism, will travel to Washington this week to meet with a number of high-level Senators and Congressman, as well as Evangelical Christian leaders, to rally opposition...
  • May 4, 2003

    Pope canonises new saints for work with poor

    -4/5/03

    A massive crowd in the shape of a cross gathered around Pope John Paul II today as he proclaimed five new S

    Pope canonises new saints for work with poor -4/5/03 A massive crowd in the shape of a cross gathered around Pope John Paul II today as he proclaimed five new Spanish saints for their work with the poor, and brought a message of peace. An estimated...
  • May 3, 2003

    Tony Blair has said that he believes he will be called to account for the Iraq War before God, and can justify to his 'Maker' decisions which led to hundreds of deaths.

    Blair will justify Iraqi deaths on Judgment Day -3/5/03 Tony Blair has said that he believes he will be called to account for the Iraq War before God, and can justify to his ìMakerî decisions which led to hundreds of deaths. The information comes...
  • May 3, 2003

    British peace activist arrested in Gaza

    -3/5/03

    The Israeli army has arrested a British peace activist in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

    The media c

    British peace activist arrested in Gaza -3/5/03 The Israeli army has arrested a British peace activist in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. The media coordinator for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) said Romany Smith was acting as a...
  • May 2, 2003

    Church leaders urge Bush to quit Iraq

    -2/5/03

    The leaders of several churches in the US have urged the United States to leave Iraq as soon as possible.

    Church leaders urge Bush to quit Iraq -2/5/03 The leaders of several churches in the US have urged the United States to leave Iraq as soon as possible. They were part of an inter-faith gathering in Chicago this week made up of about 100 Christians...
  • May 2, 2003

    Pope warns of idolatry of the market

    -2/5/03

    The Pope has warned that the great danger posed by the "civilization of consumption" is the so-called idolatry of t

    Pope warns of idolatry of the market -2/5/03 The Pope has warned that the great danger posed by the "civilization of consumption" is the so-called idolatry of the market. Advocating the alternative of a "civilization of love," he suggested that it...