UK News Briefing

  • March 18, 2004

    Bishop takes seat in the House of Lords

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    The Bishop of Norwich has claimed his seat on the spiritual benches in the House of Lords.

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    Bishop takes seat in the House of Lords -18/3/04 The Bishop of Norwich has claimed his seat on the spiritual benches in the House of Lords. Bishop Graham became the 26th member of the congregation of Anglican clerics at Westminster, chosen according...
  • March 18, 2004

    Underground church leaders on trial in China

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    Three underground church leaders in China have been secretly tried for exposing a crackdown ag

    Underground church leaders on trial in China -18/3/04 Three underground church leaders in China have been secretly tried for exposing a crackdown against Christians just days after it passed a constitutional amendment to protect human rights. Liu...
  • March 18, 2004

    Christians mark anniversary of peace activists death

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2004, the first anniversary of peace activict Rachel Corrie's deat

    Christians mark anniversary of peace activists death -18/3/04 Tuesday, March 16, 2004, the first anniversary of peace activict Rachel Corrie's death, has been remembered by Christian peacemakers. An Israeli military bulldozer crushed Corrie as she...
  • March 18, 2004

    Non-violent protest stops West Bank wall

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    Israel says it will not return to build the West Bank barrier in Badras after villagers flocked to

    Non-violent protest stops West Bank wall -18/3/04 Israel says it will not return to build the West Bank barrier in Badras after villagers flocked to the fields to block its path. Villagers are claiming victory for a relatively non-violent form of...
  • March 17, 2004

    Christian removed at gunpoint by US military in Iraq

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    Christian removed at gunpoint by US military in Iraq -17/3/04 U.S. military personnel removed a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq at gunpoint from the Iraqi Assistance Center (IAC) after she objected to an inappropriate search of a...
  • March 17, 2004

    Political row breaks out over Second Coming

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    A has broken out between political parties in South Africa over a comment made by Deputy Presid

    Political row breaks out over Second Coming -17/3/04 A has broken out between political parties in South Africa over a comment made by Deputy President Jacob Zuma that the ANC would rule until Jesus returned. The Democratic Alliance has now fired...
  • March 17, 2004

    Gibson film boosts Christian sub culture

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    Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" has provided a boost for Christian sub-culture in the US

    Gibson film boosts Christian sub culture -17/3/04 Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" has provided a boost for Christian sub-culture in the US with a surge in demand for Christian-themed products, reports Reuters news agency. The film has...
  • March 16, 2004

    Baptist missionaries killed in Iraq

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    Four Baptist missionaries from the US have died after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northe

    Baptist missionaries killed in Iraq -16/3/04 Four Baptist missionaries from the US have died after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul. Three were found dead at the scene of Monday's attack, while one died later...
  • March 16, 2004

    Christian Aid partners help Ugandan children

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    Christian Aid partners have been helping children targeted by the Lord's Resistance Army in n

    Christian Aid partners help Ugandan children -16/3/04 Christian Aid partners have been helping children targeted by the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda The 18-year war waged by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) against the Ugandan...
  • March 16, 2004

    Pullman may feature Jesus in next novel

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    The children's author Philip Pullman has disclosed that he might introduce the figure of Jesus in

    Pullman may feature Jesus in next novel -16/3/04 The children's author Philip Pullman has disclosed that he might introduce the figure of Jesus into his next book, reports the Daily Telegraph. Mr Pullman's revelation came during a much anticipated...