UK News Briefing

  • February 28, 2003

    Williams gets to work in Lords speech

    -28/3/2003

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for the UK's working culture to become more humane and less pressur

    Williams gets to work in Lords speech -28/3/2003 The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for the UK's working culture to become more humane and less pressurised to improve the quality of family life. Making his maiden speech in the House of Lords...
  • February 28, 2003

    Church 'sheltering' from bombs in Baghdad

    -28/3/2003

    As military action continues, reports are emerging from throughout Iraq of the plight of the 3% of the

    Church 'sheltering' from bombs in Baghdad -28/3/2003 As military action continues, reports are emerging from throughout Iraq of the plight of the 3% of the Iraqi population who are Christian. The international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in...
  • February 28, 2003

    Government help refused by Christian aid agencies

    -28/3/2003

    Financial support from the government for relief work in Iraq is being declined by church and ot

    Government help refused by Christian aid agencies -28/3/2003 Financial support from the government for relief work in Iraq is being declined by church and other aid agencies. The agencies have signed a statement saying that they fear compromising...
  • February 28, 2003

    US troops approach key Iraqi city

    -24/3/2003

    US troops are reported to have reached the city of Karbala, a town of extreme importance for both peace campaign

    US troops approach key Iraqi city -24/3/2003 US troops are reported to have reached the city of Karbala, a town of extreme importance for both peace campaigners and Muslims in Iraq. Karbala, which is about 60 miles south of Baghdad, has...
  • February 28, 2003

    Chaplains may give last rites to Iraqis

    -20/03/2003

    British Forces chaplains in the Gulf have been issued with Islamic prayer cards so that they can administ

    Chaplains may give last rites to Iraqis -20/03/2003 British Forces chaplains in the Gulf have been issued with Islamic prayer cards so that they can administer the last rites and bury Muslims killed in battle, reports The Times. The Rev Squadron...
  • February 28, 2003

    Soldiers protest at civilian deaths

    -31/3/2003

    Three British soldiers face court martial after being ordered home from Iraq when they objected to the conduct

    Soldiers protest at civilian deaths -31/3/2003 Three British soldiers face court martial after being ordered home from Iraq when they objected to the conduct of the war. It is understood they have been sent home for protesting that the war is...
  • February 28, 2003

    Pope in final plea for peace

    -17/03/2003

    In what has been seen as one of his most fervent pleas yet, this weekend the Pope implored Saddam Hussein to urgentl

    Pope in final plea for peace -17/03/2003 In what has been seen as one of his most fervent pleas yet, this weekend the Pope implored Saddam Hussein to urgently comply with U.N. disarmament demands and avoid giving cause to the West to attack Iraq....
  • February 28, 2003

    Actress sidelined after anti-war appearance with Tutu

    -29/3/2003

    The actress Susan Sarandon who recently shared a platform with Archbishop Desmond Tutu has b

    Actress sidelined after anti-war appearance with Tutu -29/3/2003 The actress Susan Sarandon who recently shared a platform with Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been sidelined by a US charity because of her views on the Iraq crisis. Following her...
  • February 28, 2003

    Deaths of servicemen raise difficult questions

    -31/3/2003

    As the first coffins of British servicemen killed in Iraq begin to return home, churches across the

    Deaths of servicemen raise difficult questions -31/3/2003 As the first coffins of British servicemen killed in Iraq begin to return home, churches across the country are having to face many difficult questions relating to life, death, peace and war...
  • February 28, 2003

    TV series to explore experience of gay clergy

    -31/3/2003

    Tonight sees the start of a television series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Church of E

    TV series to explore experience of gay clergy -31/3/2003 Tonight sees the start of a television series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Church of England, and will give an insight into the current debates about homosexual clergy. According...