UK News Briefing

  • October 8, 2004

    BBC launches review of religious output

    -8/10/04

    The BBC's board of governors has launc

    BBC launches review of religious output -8/10/04 The BBC's board of governors has launched a review of the corporation's coverage of religion. It follows concerns about its marginalisation. Reviews are also to be launched into its coverage of the...
  • October 7, 2004

    Church leaders appeal to Blair's Africa Commission

    -7/10/04

    As Tony Blair's Africa Comm

    Church leaders appeal to Blair's Africa Commission -7/10/04 As Tony Blairís Africa Commission prepares to meet in Ethiopia this week, church leaders running development programmes in 18 African countries are appealing to the Commission for tougher...
  • October 7, 2004

    Poll finds support for Israel drives votes of US Evangelicals

    -7/10/04

    Support for Isra

    Poll finds support for Israel drives votes of US Evangelicals -7/10/04 Support for Israel is a decisive factor for US evangelicals in choosing between President Bush and Senator Kerry in the upcoming presidential election. The findings are from a...
  • October 7, 2004

    Inclusive eucharist announced for All Saints

    -7/10/04

    An inclusive Eucharist has been an

    Inclusive eucharist announced for All Saints -7/10/04 An inclusive Eucharist has been announced, along with liturgical resources to be used in churches across the Communion on All Saints Sunday (October 31st). The initiative comes from Inclusive...
  • October 7, 2004

    Christian delegation meets with Rwandan President

    -7/10/04

    Jubilee Action has announced

    Christian delegation meets with Rwandan President -7/10/04 Jubilee Action has announced that a delegation including Lord Alton of Liverpool, met the Rwandan President, Hon Paul Kagame, in Kigali last week in a bid to support the fledgling peace...
  • October 7, 2004

    Challenge from churches for Conservative prisons policy

    -7/10/04

    A day after Conservativ

    Challenge from churches for Conservative prisons policy -7/10/04 A day after Conservative leader Michael Howard told his party conference that he would build more prisons if elected, delegates at the bi-annual network meeting of the Churches...
  • October 6, 2004

    Christian Aid warns Blair over Afghanistan

    -6/10/04

    Aid agencies including Christian Aid

    Christian Aid warns Blair over Afghanistan -6/10/04 Aid agencies including Christian Aid have written to the Prime Minister warning of difficulties ahead for Afghanistan, including potential violence and instability, after the countryís impending...
  • October 6, 2004

    Catholic aid agency appeals to PM over Sudan

    -6/10/04

    Catholic aid agency CAFOD is calli

    Catholic aid agency appeals to PM over Sudan -6/10/04 Catholic aid agency CAFOD is calling on British Prime Minister Tony Blair to step up the pressure on the Sudanese government to bring peace to the war torn region of Darfur during his visit to...
  • October 6, 2004

    Praise for Canadian church dialogue

    -6/10/04

    An intensive schedule of meetings between D

    Praise for Canadian church dialogue -6/10/04 An intensive schedule of meetings between Dr. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Canadian churches culminated on Sunday 2 October in Ottawa. Speaking at a...
  • October 6, 2004

    Evangelicals debate inadequacy of penal substitution

    -6/10/04

    A public debate takes pl

    Evangelicals debate inadequacy of penal substitution -6/10/04 A public debate takes place tomorrow evening in Westminster, questioning what some conservative Evangelicals see as the heart of their faith. The Evangelical Alliance has arranged the...