UK News Briefing

  • January 7, 2004

    Bishop blesses gritting lorries

    -7/1/04

    A bishop has been called in to bless a council's gritting lorries in an attempt bid to cut road deaths in b

    Bishop blesses gritting lorries -7/1/04 A bishop has been called in to bless a council's gritting lorries in an attempt bid to cut road deaths in bad weather reports the news agency Ananova. The Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Rev Dr John Saxbee, led...
  • January 6, 2004

    Museum skeletons may get Christian burials

    -6/1/03

    Ethical debate has been hotting up with the news that thousands of skeletons in the Museum of Lon

    Museum skeletons may get Christian burials -6/1/03 Ethical debate has been hotting up with the news that thousands of skeletons in the Museum of Londonís collection could be reburied. The museum wants the bones to be given a "Christian" burial where...
  • January 6, 2004

    -6/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has presented the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq with a dossier of statistical data compiled from seventy-two case studies of the treat

    -6/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has presented the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq with a dossier of statistical data compiled from seventy-two case studies of the treatment of Iraqi detainees, including torture. CPT has...
  • January 6, 2004

    Evangelical MP defects to DUP

    -6/1/04

    An Evangelical MP, well known for his Christian faith, has announced that he is joining the Democratic Unionis

    Evangelical MP defects to DUP -6/1/04 An Evangelical MP, well known for his Christian faith, has announced that he is joining the Democratic Unionist Party. Jeffrey Donaldon, Member of Parliament for The Lagan Valley is set to take a swathe of...
  • January 6, 2004

    New Bishop of Reading announced

    -6/1/04

    The new Bishop of Reading was revealed today following the row over the post after it was offered to the gay

    New Bishop of Reading announced -6/1/04 The new Bishop of Reading was revealed today following the row over the post after it was offered to the gay but celibate cleric Canon Jeffrey John. Downing Street was expected to announce this morning that...
  • January 5, 2004

    Report suggests split over women bishops

    -5/1/03

    The Church of England may split if women become bishops, an official report has revealed today.

    Report suggests split over women bishops -5/1/03 The Church of England may split if women become bishops, an official report has revealed today. Under the proposals, an approved faction could be set up for male clergy opposed to women clerics. The...
  • January 5, 2004

    Israeli soldiers occupy Episcopal Church hospital

    -5/1/03

    In a phone conversation with the Anglican Bishop of

    Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Riah Abu el As

    Israeli soldiers occupy Episcopal Church hospital -5/1/03 In a phone conversation with the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Riah Abu el Assal, the Anglican Communion News Service learned that the Episcopal Church's hospital in Nablus has...
  • January 5, 2004

    Catholic agency moves in to earthquake zone

    -5/1/03

    Emergency relief supplies from the Catholic aid agency CAFOD have arrived in the Iranian city of

    Catholic agency moves in to earthquake zone -5/1/03 Emergency relief supplies from the Catholic aid agency CAFOD have arrived in the Iranian city of Bam, which was hit by an earthquake on Boxing Day. CAFOD immediately provided £100,000 to Islamic...
  • January 5, 2004

    Carey attacks top up fees

    -5/1/04

    The Government's top-up fee proposals have been criticised by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.

    Carey attacks top up fees -5/1/04 The Government's top-up fee proposals have been criticised by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey. His criticism came on Sky News' Sunday programme with Adam Boulton. "I come from a working-class...
  • January 5, 2004

    Democrats move to claim Jesus as their own

    -5/1/04

    In an apparent shift in strategy on the stump, Democratic presidential candidates are attempting

    Democrats move to claim Jesus as their own -5/1/04 In an apparent shift in strategy on the stump, Democratic presidential candidates are attempting to enlist God on their side to counter President George W Bush's overwhelming popularity among...