UK News Briefing

  • January 12, 2004

    Emin and Archbishop collaborate in spiritual art

    -12/1/04

    Tracey Emin and the Archbishop of Canterbury are unlikely collaborators, but the two are l

    Emin and Archbishop collaborate in spiritual art -12/1/04 Tracey Emin and the Archbishop of Canterbury are unlikely collaborators, but the two are linked in an exhibition of contemporary spiritual art in St Paul's Cathedral next month reports the...
  • January 12, 2004

    Tory leaders son to be Anglican vicar

    -12/1/04

    Nick Howard, the son of the Tory leader, is training to become a priest in the Church of England.

    Tory leaders son to be Anglican vicar -12/1/04 Nick Howard, the son of the Tory leader, is training to become a priest in the Church of England. Mr Howard, 26, who was brought up in the Liberal Jewish tradition of his father but converted to...
  • January 9, 2004

    Pope addresses mentally handicapped

    -9/1/04

    Pope John Paul has written a moving message to participants at an international symposium on the "Dignit

    Pope addresses mentally handicapped -9/1/04 Pope John Paul has written a moving message to participants at an international symposium on the "Dignity and Rights of the Mentally Handicapped". The meeting, which is taking place from January 7 to 9 in...
  • January 9, 2004

    Release of Iraqi prisoners welcomed

    -9/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq have welcomed the announcement by Administrator of the Coalition Prov

    Release of Iraqi prisoners welcomed -9/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq have welcomed the announcement by Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Paul Bremer, that 506 Iraqi prisoners are to be released from detention camps. In...
  • January 8, 2004

    Concerns about freedom of religion in Afghan constitution

    -8/1/04

    A council of regional and tribal leaders have given approval to a new Afghan const

    Concerns about freedom of religion in Afghan constitution -8/1/04 A council of regional and tribal leaders have given approval to a new Afghan constitution with provisions intact that international human-rights activists say fail to protect...
  • January 8, 2004

    Cardinal aims to put religion back into Christmas

    -8/1/04

    The leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics is to launch a campaign to put the Christian reli

    Cardinal aims to put religion back into Christmas -8/1/04 The leader of Scotlandís Roman Catholics is to launch a campaign to put the Christian religion back into Christmas. Keith OíBrien plans to contact every council in Scotland and the Scottish...
  • January 8, 2004

    Christians inspect Toys R Us

    -8/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members and supporters have formed a Citizen Inspection Team to conduct a publ

    Christians inspect Toys R Us -8/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members and supporters have formed a Citizen Inspection Team to conduct a public security inspection of a Chicago Toys R' Us store in response to concerns that violent toys and...
  • January 8, 2004

    Evangelist in hospital

    -8/1/04

    Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital after falling in his hotel room and breaking his left hip.

    Graham, 85, had

    Evangelist in hospital -8/1/04 Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital after falling in his hotel room and breaking his left hip. Graham, 85, had been preparing to go to the Mayo Clinic for a check-up when he fell. The hip surgery and partial hip...
  • January 8, 2004

    Israel jails 5 for refusal to serve in the army

    -8/1/04

    An Israeli military court has sentenced five young men to a year in prison for refusing to s

    Israel jails 5 for refusal to serve in the army -8/1/04 An Israeli military court has sentenced five young men to a year in prison for refusing to serve in the army as long as the Jewish state occupies the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The five are part...
  • January 8, 2004

    Nude marriages and baptisms planned in US

    -8/1/04

    The theology of the naked body is in the media spotlight with the news that a Christian-themed nud

    Nude marriages and baptisms planned in US -8/1/04 The theology of the naked body is in the media spotlight with the news that a Christian-themed nudist community is being developed in Florida, whilst in Argentina an artist is taking his clothes off...