UK News Briefing

  • November 15, 2004

    Israeli government accused of intimidation over Vanunu arrest

    -15/11/04

    The Israeli gove

    Israeli government accused of intimidation over Vanunu arrest -15/11/04 The Israeli government has been accused of intimidation in ordering more than 30 heavily armed police commandos to raid St Georgeís Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem and to...
  • November 12, 2004

    Bush's campaign to court Evangelicals split US says advisor

    -12/11/04

    Echoing

    Bush's campaign to court Evangelicals split US says advisor -12/11/04 Echoing warnings from Christians on both sides of the Atlantic, Arthur Finkelstein, a Republican consultant known for hard-edged campaigns that helped conservatives in the United...
  • November 11, 2004

    Churches express condolences following Arafat death

    -11/10/04

    The World Council of Chur

    Churches express condolences following Arafat death -11/10/04 The World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed its condolences to the Palestinian people following the death of the president of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat. In a letter...
  • November 11, 2004

    Bishop of Jerusalem describes Vanunu's arrest

    -11/11/04

    The Bishop of Jerusalem has described h

    Bishop of Jerusalem describes Vanunu's arrest -11/11/04 The Bishop of Jerusalem has described how heavily armed police commandos stormed his Jerusalem church compound and arrested nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu for allegedly revealing...
  • November 11, 2004

    Priest under death threat begins UK tour

    -11/10/04

    Father Javier Giraldo, a Colombian Ca

    Priest under death threat begins UK tour -11/10/04 Father Javier Giraldo, a Colombian Catholic priest and internationally renowned human rights advocate, is beginning a speaking tour of the UK. The high-profile human rights campaigner is under a...
  • November 11, 2004

    Israel-Palestine peace plan needed, say churches and agencies

    -11/11/04

    Commenting in t

    Israel-Palestine peace plan needed, say churches and agencies -11/11/04 Commenting in the immediate aftermath of Palestinian leader Yassir Arafatís death, and British PM Tony Blairís visit to President Bush, the Methodist Church in Great Britain...
  • November 10, 2004

    Bishop 'scandalised' by treatment of asylum seekers

    -10/11/04

    The Bishop of Lancaster has said

    Bishop 'scandalised' by treatment of asylum seekers -10/11/04 The Bishop of Lancaster has said that asylum seekers are "living in appalling circumstances" and that he was "scandalised" upon his recent visit to one asylum centre. Patrick OíDonoghue'...
  • November 10, 2004

    Catholics highlight rich world poverty

    -10/11/04

    The Italian section of the leading int

    Catholics highlight rich world poverty -10/11/04 The Italian section of the leading international Catholic charity, Caritas, has renewed its warning of a risk of increasing social unrest as 7 million young and old ënew poorí - 12% of the...
  • November 10, 2004

    Unite after election, says US church leader

    -10/11/04

    Reacting to the re-election of Ge

    Unite after election, says US church leader -10/11/04 Reacting to the re-election of George W. Bush as US president, the head of the ecumenical body that provides an umbrella for millions of American Christians has re-affirmed the need ëto unite...
  • November 10, 2004

    Falwell resurrects Moral Majority

    -10/11/04

    Fundamentalist Jerry Falwell has announced

    Falwell resurrects Moral Majority -10/11/04 Fundamentalist Jerry Falwell has announced the formation of a 'Faith and Values Coalition', a national organisation designed to capitalise on the "values voters" who appeared to be a decisive factor in...