UK News Briefing

  • May 13, 2003

    Asylum policy should focus on peacemaking

    -13/5/03

    Government attempts to cut the number of asylum seekers should focus on peacemaking according to a leading

    Asylum policy should focus on peacemaking -13/5/03 Government attempts to cut the number of asylum seekers should focus on peacemaking according to a leading think tank. A report published by the influential Institute for Public Policy Research (...
  • May 13, 2003

    MPs highlight third world debt

    -13/5/03

    Campaigners against Third World debt are today set to join with MPs in a bid to highlight the need for further action

    MPs highlight third world debt -13/5/03 Campaigners against Third World debt are today set to join with MPs in a bid to highlight the need for further action by Western governments. MPs from all three political parties will be addressing one of the...
  • May 13, 2003

    Bush administration is attacking the poor say Christians

    -13/5/03

    Christian campaigners in the USA are claiming that proposed regulations by the Bush adminis

    Bush administration is attacking the poor say Christians -13/5/03 Christian campaigners in the USA are claiming that proposed regulations by the Bush administration regarding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) amounts to an ìattackî the poor. The...
  • May 13, 2003

    Pressure groups mixed response to Short resignation - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective

    Pressure groups mixed response to Short resignation - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective...
  • May 12, 2003

    Tories exploit Labour splits over Euro as poor are ignored

    -12/5/03

    Conservatives are seizing on splits in the Labour party over joining the Euro and emphasisi

    Tories exploit Labour splits over Euro as poor are ignored -12/5/03 Conservatives are seizing on splits in the Labour party over joining the Euro and emphasising that a decision to be made primarily in terms of the UKís national interest....
  • May 12, 2003

    Death sentence for militant who killed missionaries

    -12/5/03

    A Yemeni man was sentenced to death on Saturday for the killing of three American Baptist missio

    Death sentence for militant who killed missionaries -12/5/03 A Yemeni man was sentenced to death on Saturday for the killing of three American Baptist missionaries. The suspected al-Qaida militant, Abed Abdul Razak Kamel, pleaded not guilty to the...
  • May 12, 2003

    Pumping oil leads to poverty says Christian Aid

    -12/5/03

    Pumping oil has led to greater poverty, a high likelihood of war and massive corruption - rather tha

    Pumping oil leads to poverty says Christian Aid -12/5/03 Pumping oil has led to greater poverty, a high likelihood of war and massive corruption - rather than bringing peace, wealth and prosperity for poor people, says a new report from Christian...
  • May 12, 2003

    Short resigns ending strategic relationship for churches

    -12/5/03

    Clare Short has resigned as international development secretary, ending a controversial min

    Short resigns ending strategic relationship for churches -12/5/03 Clare Short has resigned as international development secretary, ending a controversial ministerial career, but one in which she worked closely with churches, church leaders and aid...
  • May 12, 2003

    Williams to address unity as new church splits emerge

    -12/3/05

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is to give a keynote address at a major conference on christian

    Williams to address unity as new church splits emerge -12/3/05 The Archbishop of Canterbury is to give a keynote address at a major conference on christian unity next week, as new splits in the Church arise from the ranks of the countryís...
  • May 11, 2003

    Public urged to oppose euthanasia bill

    -11/5/03

    A campaign has been initiated by groups opposed to Lord Joffe's Patient Assisted Suicide Bill which will be d

    Public urged to oppose euthanasia bill -11/5/03 A campaign has been initiated by groups opposed to Lord Joffeís Patient Assisted Suicide Bill which will be debated in the House of Lords next month. The Bill which would make euthanasia legal in the...