UK News Briefing

  • March 5, 2004

    Church plans parish in cyberspace

    -5/3/04

    The Church of England is hoping a host of worshippers in cyberspace will make its first virtual parish a s

    Church plans parish in cyberspace -5/3/04 The Church of England is hoping a host of worshippers in cyberspace will make its first virtual parish a success reports the BBC. The Diocese of Oxford is advertising for a "web-pastor" to lead the i-church...
  • March 4, 2004

    Church helps soothe Australia's Aborigines

    -4/3/04

    The race riots in Australia's biggest city, Sydney, have focused attention on the role of the C

    Church helps soothe Australia's Aborigines -4/3/04 The race riots in Australia's biggest city, Sydney, have focused attention on the role of the Church in helping to heal the country's fractured indigenous community reports the BBC. Dozens of police...
  • March 4, 2004

    US bishops regret Bush U-turn on landmines

    -4/3/04

    American Catholic Bishops have expressed their concern at the Bush administration's decision to

    US bishops regret Bush U-turn on landmines -4/3/04 American Catholic Bishops have expressed their concern at the Bush administration's decision to allow the continued use of certain types of landmines, turning back from their earlier commitment to...
  • March 4, 2004

    Scottish church leaders give verdict on passion film

    -4/3/04

    Religious figures in Scotland have been giving their verdicts on Mel Gibson's controve

    Scottish church leaders give verdict on passion film -4/3/04 Religious figures in Scotland have been giving their verdicts on Mel Gibson's controversial new film which portrays the death of Jesus, reports the BBC. About 600 members of the clergy...
  • March 4, 2004

    Churches unite to promote peace in Zimbabwe

    -4/3/04

    South African and Zimbabwean church leaders pledged on Tuesday to play a more active role in try

    Churches unite to promote peace in Zimbabwe -4/3/04 South African and Zimbabwean church leaders pledged on Tuesday to play a more active role in trying to defuse tensions between Zimbabwe's political leaders, in the run-up to next year's...
  • March 3, 2004

    Methodists hit pubs in 11th commandment drive

    -3/3/04

    The Methodist Church this week is seeking to overturn the traditional impression that it wants

    Methodists hit pubs in 11th commandment drive -3/3/04 The Methodist Church this week is seeking to overturn the traditional impression that it wants nothing to do with pubs by taking to bars across Britain to promote a phone text competition for...
  • February 20, 2004

    Dell improves labour code after agency campaign

    -20/2/04

    Market leaders Dell have adopted a new code of conduct for their suppliers following cathol

    Dell improves labour code after agency campaign -20/2/04 Market leaders Dell have adopted a new code of conduct for their suppliers following catholic aid agency CAFODís campaign on dire working conditions in computer factories in the developing...
  • February 13, 2004

    Lent fast urged for Iraqi detainees

    -13/2/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members living and working in Iraq have made an appeal to the worldwid

    Lent fast urged for Iraqi detainees -13/2/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members living and working in Iraq have made an appeal to the worldwide church to join a Fast for Justice and Healing throughout the season of Lent. CPT members in Iraq...
  • February 13, 2004

    Billboards target Christian porn addicts

    -13/2/04

    Chocolates are always nice, and a diamond necklace would be delightful.

    Billboards target Christian porn addicts -13/2/04 Chocolates are always nice, and a diamond necklace would be delightful. But a Dallas-based ministry thinks it has a better idea for Valentine's Day reports the Associated Press. "Her gift for...
  • February 12, 2004

    Synod backs cafe church

    -12/2/04

    The Church of England has supported changes in its traditional parish structure including a range of new church sty

    Synod backs cafe church -12/2/04 The Church of England has supported changes in its traditional parish structure including a range of new church styles, such as "cafe churches". The church's general synod, meeting in London, enthusiastically...