UK News Briefing

  • 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...
  • September 23, 2003

    Inclusive bible uses feminist critique

    -23/9/03

    The German Evangelical Church is translating the bible into inclusive language drawing on a feminist

    Inclusive bible uses feminist critique -23/9/03 The German Evangelical Church is translating the bible into inclusive language drawing on a feminist critique of the biblical text. More than 50 translators are working on a new edition of the bible....
  • September 23, 2003

    Death row nun writes new book -23/9/03

    Sister Helen Prejean, whose book inspired the Oscar-winning movie Dead Man Walking, is writing a second book, the Toled

    Death row nun writes new book -23/9/03 Sister Helen Prejean, whose book inspired the Oscar-winning movie Dead Man Walking, is writing a second book, the Toledo Blade reported yesterday. The 64-year-old nun said her new work describes her...
  • September 23, 2003

    Evangelicals reject plea from bishops

    -23/9/03

    Senior evangelicals meeting in Blackpool ignored pleas for tolerance and patience from the archbishop

    Evangelicals reject plea from bishops -23/9/03 Senior evangelicals meeting in Blackpool ignored pleas for tolerance and patience from the archbishops of Canterbury and York yesterday to send a message of support to parishes in the US and Canada...
  • September 23, 2003

    Colin Powell labels US Judeo-Christian

    -23/9/03

    US Secretary of State Colin Powell called the United States a Judeo-Christian country on Monday but

    Colin Powell labels US Judeo-Christian -23/9/03 US Secretary of State Colin Powell called the United States a Judeo-Christian country on Monday but quickly amended that to "a country of many faiths." The first amendment to the U.S. constitution...
  • September 23, 2003

    Vatican call for elimination of nuclear weapons

    -23/9/03

    The Vatican's delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) repeated the Churc

    Vatican call for elimination of nuclear weapons -23/9/03 The Vatican's delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) repeated the Church's call to stop the spread of nuclear weapons around the world. Speaking at the 47th Session of the...
  • September 22, 2003

    Children locked up for having bibles says Amnesty

    -22/9/03

    Eritrea has locked up dozens of children in metal shipping containers at a military base

    Children locked up for having bibles says Amnesty -22/9/03 Eritrea has locked up dozens of children in metal shipping containers at a military base as punishment for possessing Bibles, Amnesty International has said. The authorities in the east...