UK News Briefing

  • March 29, 2004

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    Christian peacemakers in Israel have been cheered by the news that sixty prominent Palestinians have urged their people not to retaliate for Israel's killing of the Hamas founder, b

    -29/3/04 Christian peacemakers in Israel have been cheered by the news that sixty prominent Palestinians have urged their people not to retaliate for Israel's killing of the Hamas founder, but instead to transform the 3-year-old violent uprising...
  • March 29, 2004

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    Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion of the Christ, covering the final hours of Jesus's life, opened in Britain this weekend to packed cinemas.

    -29/3/04 Mel Gibsonís controversial film The Passion of the Christ, covering the final hours of Jesusís life, opened in Britain this weekend to packed cinemas. Despite containing scenes of extreme violence, in particular the flagellation of Christ...
  • March 29, 2004

    Gibson film breaks as the prayers stop

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    The theology of the powers was in the spotlight today with the claim that "Spiritual forces' may hav

    Gibson film breaks as the prayers stop -29/3/04 The theology of the powers was in the spotlight today with the claim that "Spiritual forcesî may have caused a projector to break down during one of the free screenings of The Passion Of The Christ...
  • March 29, 2004

    Gibson film divides Muslims in Kuwait

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    Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" has stirred a religious controversy in Kuwait between

    Gibson film divides Muslims in Kuwait -29/3/04 Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" has stirred a religious controversy in Kuwait between majority Sunni Muslims opposed to the film and the emirate's Shiite Muslims who are calling for it to...
  • March 29, 2004

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    In his Easter address Rowan Williams has urged Christians to reject the self-seeking lifestyle typified by the hit ITV television series, Footballers' Wives.

    -29/3/04 In his Easter address Rowan Williams has urged Christians to reject the self-seeking lifestyle typified by the hit ITV television series, Footballers' Wives. The challenge at Easter was instead to examine how we regard foreigners and...
  • March 29, 2004

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    South African Bishops have issued a pastoral letter to be read in all Catholic churches on the eve of the country's elections.

    Describing the election as "another giant step forw

    -29/3/04 South African Bishops have issued a pastoral letter to be read in all Catholic churches on the eve of the country's elections. Describing the election as "another giant step forward on our 'long walk to freedom, they warn of the danger of...
  • March 29, 2004

    Descendants of slaves seek justice from Lloyds

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    Descendants of black American slaves say they plan to sue London's oldest insurance firm, L

    Descendants of slaves seek justice from Lloyds -29/3/04 Descendants of black American slaves say they plan to sue London's oldest insurance firm, Lloyds, for compensation for allegedly underwriting the ships used in the slave trade. Taking up a...
  • March 29, 2004

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    A US soldier is seeking asylum in Canada after attending meetings at a Quaker meeting house which changed his views on violence.

    Hinzman is believed to be the first U.S.

    -29/3/04 A US soldier is seeking asylum in Canada after attending meetings at a Quaker meeting house which changed his views on violence. Hinzman is believed to be the first U.S. soldier to seek asylum in Canada because of his opposition to the war...
  • March 28, 2004

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    In an initiative which attempts to stop racist attacks again Muslims, Christian leaders in Northern Ireland have set up an inter-faith church group to work with Muslim leaders and th

    -28/3/04 In an initiative which attempts to stop racist attacks again Muslims, Christian leaders in Northern Ireland have set up an inter-faith church group to work with Muslim leaders and those facing physical threat. The ad-hoc group from...
  • March 26, 2004

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    Stars are lining up in support Christian Aid's annual fundraising drive, the UK's longest established and most successful door-to-door fundraising week.

    Christian Aid Week runs

    -26/3/04 Stars are lining up in support Christian Aid's annual fundraising drive, the UK's longest established and most successful door-to-door fundraising week. Christian Aid Week runs from 9th to 15th May 2004. This year's theme is 'We believe in...