UK News Briefing

  • April 22, 2003

    Fears over Evangelical charities in Iraq

    -22/4/03

    Fears have been expressed as Evangelical charities, seen as "hostile to Islam" prepare to distribute food, wat

    Fears over Evangelical charities in Iraq -22/4/03 Fears have been expressed as Evangelical charities, seen as "hostile to Islam" prepare to distribute food, water, medicine and building materials in Iraq. One of the charities, Samaritan's Purse, is...
  • April 22, 2003

    Prayers to be said on anniversary of Lawrence death

    -22/4/03

    Prayers to celebrate and mark the impact of Stephen Lawrence's life will be said this afternoon on

    Prayers to be said on anniversary of Lawrence death -22/4/03 Prayers to celebrate and mark the impact of Stephen Lawrenceís life will be said this afternoon on the 10th anniversary of his death. The 18-year-old A-level student was stabbed to death...
  • April 22, 2003

    In a surprising statement on Good Friday, the International Development Secretary revealed that she thinks in theological terms.

    Short talks of theological thinking on Iraq -22/4/03 In a surprising statement on Good Friday, the International Development Secretary revealed that she thinks in theological terms. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the International Development...
  • 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...