UK News Briefing

  • March 9, 2004

    China continues church crackdown

    -9/4/04

    China has arrested a leading Roman Catholic bishop as the Government continues a crackdown on underground c

    China continues church crackdown -9/4/04 China has arrested a leading Roman Catholic bishop as the Government continues a crackdown on underground churches and sects, a religious rights group says. Wei Jingyi, the underground bishop of Qiqihar in...
  • March 9, 2004

    Christians massacred in Nigeria

    -9/3/04

    A UK human rights group has reported a massacre of dozens of Christians in Nigeria.

    Christian Solidarity

    Christians massacred in Nigeria -9/3/04 A UK human rights group has reported a massacre of dozens of Christians in Nigeria. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that a total of 48 people were hacked to death in Yelwa, by armed Muslims, many...
  • March 9, 2004

    Refuseniks gather in London

    -9/3/04

    A unique public meeting this week will bring together Refuseniks from around the world.

    Refuseniks, men and w

    Refuseniks gather in London -9/3/04 A unique public meeting this week will bring together Refuseniks from around the world. Refuseniks, men and women involved in the military who ìrefuse to kill their fellow human beingsî rarely hit the headlines,...
  • March 9, 2004

    Pro lifers launch euthanasia campaign

    -9/3/04

    Pro-life group the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has warned that mistakes made

    Pro lifers launch euthanasia campaign -9/3/04 Pro-life group the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has warned that mistakes made before the legalisation of abortion could be repeated over euthanasia. It is launching one of its...
  • March 9, 2004

    Vatican praises women as peacemakers

    -9/3/04

    Professor Marilyn Ann Mortone, a member of the Holy See delegation to the 48th Commission on the Status

    Vatican praises women as peacemakers -9/3/04 Professor Marilyn Ann Mortone, a member of the Holy See delegation to the 48th Commission on the Status of Women, currently taking place at the United Nations in New York, has praised the contribution of...
  • March 8, 2004

    Bishops voice fears over Haiti chaos

    -8/3/04

    Haiti's Catholic bishops' have described the worsening situation in the country as a 'nightmare'.

    Bishops voice fears over Haiti chaos -8/3/04 Haiti's Catholic bishops' have described the worsening situation in the country as a 'nightmare'. Archbishop Hubert Constant of Cap Haitian and president of the Haitian Catholic Bishops' Conference told...
  • March 8, 2004

    -8/3/04

    Tyndale House, the evangelical Christian publisher of the best-selling Left Behind series of novels, said over the weekend that bookstores had already bought all of the initial print

    -8/3/04 Tyndale House, the evangelical Christian publisher of the best-selling Left Behind series of novels, said over the weekend that bookstores had already bought all of the initial print run of 1.9 million copies of the 12th and last book in the...
  • March 8, 2004

    Gay Bishop takes up post

    -8/3/04

    The Right Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop, has been confirmed in his new post in the A

    Gay Bishop takes up post -8/3/04 The Right Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop, has been confirmed in his new post in the American state of New Hampshire. Some 700 people packed in the church of St Paul's in Concord whooped...
  • March 7, 2004

    New plans to reform religious school assemblies

    -7/3/04

    Prayers and hymns will be replaced with spiritual 'person-centred discussions' under new pla

    New plans to reform religious school assemblies -7/3/04 Prayers and hymns will be replaced with spiritual ìperson-centred discussionsî under new plans to overhaul traditional school assemblies reports the Sunday Times in Scotland. Non-...
  • March 7, 2004

    Churches ride wave of Passion

    -7/3/04

    Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of The Christ" has filled theatres as well as church pews around the USA repor

    Churches ride wave of Passion -7/3/04 Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of The Christ" has filled theatres as well as church pews around the USA reports the Washington Times. Evangelical pastors said visitors are flocking to their churches, new members...