UK News Briefing

  • July 17, 2003

    Canon John urges love for opponents

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    Canon Jeffrey John, who was forced to step down as Bishop of Reading, has appealed to friends and supporters to

    Canon John urges love for opponents -17/7/03 Canon Jeffrey John, who was forced to step down as Bishop of Reading, has appealed to friends and supporters to keep studying the bible and respond with love to those who opposed his appointment. Breaking...
  • July 16, 2003

    Christians say MPs report on trade challenges Government

    -16/7/03

    A report by an influential committee of MPs, recommending fundamental changes to world tra

    Christians say MPs report on trade challenges Government -16/7/03 A report by an influential committee of MPs, recommending fundamental changes to world trade rules, poses a direct challenge to the UK Government, says Christian Aid. The...
  • July 16, 2003

    Huge drop in protestant church weddings

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    Weddings in England and Wales are barely half as popular as they were in 1897, with a huge drop in protestan

    Huge drop in protestant church weddings -16/7/03 Weddings in England and Wales are barely half as popular as they were in 1897, with a huge drop in protestant church marriages and divorce rates rising. Figures from the Office for National Statistics...
  • July 16, 2003

    Peace activists arrested in Israel

    -16/7/03

    Eight foreign nationals have been arrested in the occupied territories as Israeli authorities clamp down on inter

    Peace activists arrested in Israel -16/7/03 Eight foreign nationals have been arrested in the occupied territories as Israeli authorities clamp down on international peace activists on the ground on the basis that they pose a "security risk". The...
  • July 16, 2003

    Archbishop to address churches forum on unity

    -16/7/03

    Following the controversy of the recent synod Rowan Williams will jointly lead this weekend the broade

    Archbishop to address churches forum on unity -16/7/03 Following the controversy of the recent synod Rowan Williams will jointly lead this weekend the broadest and most representative gathering of Christians in England. The Archbishop will give a...
  • July 15, 2003

    Call for church to include minorites

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    The Church of England has been urged to do more to include ethnic minorities in its congregations, clergy and

    Call for church to include minorites -15/7/03 The Church of England has been urged to do more to include ethnic minorities in its congregations, clergy and positions of power. The General Synod, meeting in York, heard claims that black people are...
  • July 15, 2003

    Report urges end to Queen as governor of church

    -15/7/03

    The Queen should no longer be Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a report published today ha

    Report urges end to Queen as governor of church -15/7/03 The Queen should no longer be Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a report published today has recommended. The report follows a year-long inquiry into the future of the monarchy and...
  • July 8, 2003

    Live with difference or face destruction churches warned

    -8/7/03

    Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has published a book of essays entitled "Growin

    Live with difference or face destruction churches warned -8/7/03 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has published a book of essays entitled "Growing into God". The collection explores the call to grow into God's image and likeness. The...
  • July 8, 2003

    Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective
    Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekkl

    Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective Pope accused of interfering in Indian affairs - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective...
  • July 5, 2003

    Christian party leader urges marriage rights for cohabiting and gay couples

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    In a move that differs from the position of leading Evangelicals, the leader

    Christian party leader urges marriage rights for cohabiting and gay couples -5/7/03 In a move that differs from the position of leading Evangelicals, the leader of the Christian People's Alliance (CPA) has called for the extension of legal married...