UK News Briefing

  • October 6, 2003

    Inclusive church campaign to surround church leaders with prayer

    -6/10/03

    The leaders of the Anglican Church who meet next week to discuss the diffe

    Inclusive church campaign to surround church leaders with prayer -6/10/03 The leaders of the Anglican Church who meet next week to discuss the differences of opinion surrounding homosexuality in the church will be literally surrounded by prayer as a...
  • October 6, 2003

    Call for papers on political theology

    -6/10/03

    The international journal Political Theology has issued a call for papers that explore significant po

    Call for papers on political theology -6/10/03 The international journal Political Theology has issued a call for papers that explore significant political events, personalities and policies as well as the presuppositions of philosophical...
  • October 6, 2003

    Three die in US church shooting

    -6/10/03

    A woman has opened fire in a church in Atlanta, Georgia, killing her mother and the minister before turning

    Three die in US church shooting -6/10/03 A woman has opened fire in a church in Atlanta, Georgia, killing her mother and the minister before turning the gun on herself. The shooting happened early on Sunday at the Turner Monumental AME church in...
  • October 2, 2003

    Christians fast with David Blane

    -2/10/03

    Thousands of CAFOD supporters will join Blaine in choosing to go hungry this Friday (3 October) in a 24 ho

    Christians fast with David Blane -2/10/03 Thousands of CAFOD supporters will join Blaine in choosing to go hungry this Friday (3 October) in a 24 hour fast to raise money to help those who do not have that choice. The Catholic aid agency points out...
  • October 1, 2003

    Church says Government proposals would amount to gay marriage

    -1/10/03

    The Roman Catholic Church has said that the Government's proposals to give le

    Church says Government proposals would amount to gay marriage -1/10/03 The Roman Catholic Church has said that the Governmentís proposals to give legal recognition to same-sex couples were ìtantamount to civil marriageî and would undermine the...
  • October 1, 2003

    Church turns to spin

    -1/10/03

    The Church of England is trying to spin its way out of the crisis over the issue of homosexuality, reports the Daily T

    Church turns to spin -1/10/03 The Church of England is trying to spin its way out of the crisis over the issue of homosexuality, reports the Daily Telegraph. The revelation comes from a document drawn up by one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's...
  • September 30, 2003

    Flood of former child soldiers expected

    -30/9/03

    CAFOD partner Don Bosco Homes in Liberia is preparing to receive thousands of former child soldiers

    Flood of former child soldiers expected -30/9/03 CAFOD partner Don Bosco Homes in Liberia is preparing to receive thousands of former child soldiers as demobilisation starts on 1 October. While small numbers of child soldiers have been drifting into...
  • September 30, 2003

    Theologian writes prayers for hunted animals

    -30/9/03

    Prayers for hunted animals to be used by churches on World Day for Animals, 4 October (St Fran

    Theologian writes prayers for hunted animals -30/9/03 Prayers for hunted animals to be used by churches on World Day for Animals, 4 October (St Francis Day), have been released by CPHA as part of its ongoing campaign to ban hunting with dogs. This...
  • September 24, 2003

    Bishops back cloning ban

    -24/9/03

    Catholic Bishops in England and Wales have urged the British government to back a UN resolution supported by over

    Bishops back cloning ban -24/9/03 Catholic Bishops in England and Wales have urged the British government to back a UN resolution supported by over 30 states calling for a total ban on the cloning of human lives. As the UN prepares to discuss a...
  • September 24, 2003

    Clergy swap pulpit for the catwalk

    -24/9/03

    Clergy have swapped the pulpit for the catwalk, modelling the latest clerical designs at the church's

    Clergy swap pulpit for the catwalk -24/9/03 Clergy have swapped the pulpit for the catwalk, modelling the latest clerical designs at the church's answer to London Fashion Week. Among those ministers taking part in "Clergy on the Catwalk" in...