UK News Briefing

  • April 22, 2003

    Sunday campaigners defeated at tribunal

    -22/4/03

    In a blow to 'Keep Sunday Special ' campaigners, a Christian man who claimed he was fired for refusing to work

    Sunday campaigners defeated at tribunal -22/4/03 In a blow to ìKeep Sunday Special ì campaigners, a Christian man who claimed he was fired for refusing to work on Sundays has lost his case in front of a British employment tribunal. Stephen Copsey,...
  • April 21, 2003

    Church leaders address Iraq in Easter messages

    -21/4/03

    Bishops and other church leaders were outspoken about the war with Iraq over the Easter weekend, with ma

    Church leaders address Iraq in Easter messages -21/4/03 Bishops and other church leaders were outspoken about the war with Iraq over the Easter weekend, with many of them steadfast in their opposition to it. Perhaps the most original message came in...
  • April 18, 2003

    Archbishop washes feet in physical sermon

    -18/4/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has performed the ancient Maundy Thursday feet washing ceremony in Canterbury Ca

    Archbishop washes feet in physical sermon -18/4/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has performed the ancient Maundy Thursday feet washing ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral for the first time in 400 years. Maundy Thursday is traditionally the day when...
  • April 17, 2003

    Catholic voters urged to focus on family and schools

    -17/4/03

    Members of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland are being urged to 'vote with their conscience' o

    Catholic voters urged to focus on family and schools -17/4/03 Members of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland are being urged to ìvote with their conscienceî on May 1 for candidates who defended ìtraditional family valuesî and denominational...
  • April 16, 2003

    Theologians criticised for staying silent over abuse

    -16/4/03

    Theologians have been criticised by an influential committee, for being "virtually silent" about t

    Theologians criticised for staying silent over abuse -16/4/03 Theologians have been criticised by an influential committee, for being "virtually silent" about the protection of victims of child abuse. A report by the church and nation committee,...
  • April 16, 2003

    Aid agencies reach Basra

    -16/4/03

    A team of workers from Christian Aid will today head for Basra to give out water and essential medical supplies, the charity a

    Aid agencies reach Basra -16/4/03 A team of workers from Christian Aid will today head for Basra to give out water and essential medical supplies, the charity announced. It will be the first time foreign aid agencies have been into the southern...
  • April 16, 2003

    Bible and other religious books banned in Malaysia

    -16/3/03

    The Malaysian Home Ministry (KDN) has banned 35 books, several of them by Christian authors, and one

    Bible and other religious books banned in Malaysia -16/3/03 The Malaysian Home Ministry (KDN) has banned 35 books, several of them by Christian authors, and one of them a translation of the Bible. Considered detrimental to public peace twelve of...
  • April 16, 2003

    Christians return from Iraq and tell of people's suffering

    -16/4/03

    Members of peace teams, including many Christians are returning from Iraq and talking of th

    Christians return from Iraq and tell of people's suffering -16/4/03 Members of peace teams, including many Christians are returning from Iraq and talking of the immense suffering that the people of the country continue to experience. Many of the...
  • April 16, 2003

    Hopes for Easter breakthrough in Northern Ireland

    -16/4/03

    Hopes are growing for a breakthrough at Easter in the Northern Ireland peace process.

    Whilst an of

    Hopes for Easter breakthrough in Northern Ireland -16/4/03 Hopes are growing for a breakthrough at Easter in the Northern Ireland peace process. Whilst an official deadline of Thursday last week has now passed, reports suggest that the historic...
  • April 15, 2003

    Euthanasia on the increase as British couple commit suicide

    -15/4/03

    A British couple have been helped to commit suicide by a Swiss euthanasia group even though

    Euthanasia on the increase as British couple commit suicide -15/4/03 A British couple have been helped to commit suicide by a Swiss euthanasia group even though they were not suffering from terminal illness. According to Swiss police Robert Stokes...