UK News Briefing

  • August 13, 2004

    Conference to examine religion and the media

    -13/8/04

    What role does religion play in t

    Conference to examine religion and the media -13/8/04 What role does religion play in the European media? Starting off this year's Prix Europa in Berlin will be the conference "Crossing Borders: Culture, Religions and the Media" (15-17 October)...
  • August 12, 2004

    Evangelical group says cloned embryos are human beings

    -12/8/04

    Evangelical pressure gr

    Evangelical group says cloned embryos are human beings -12/8/04 Evangelical pressure group CARE has called for a 'fundamental rethink' on human cloning, suggesting that a cloned embryo 'is a human being'. Their statement follows the Human...
  • August 11, 2004

    Korean Christians march for peace in Israel

    -11/8/04

    Over 2,000 South Korean Christians

    Korean Christians march for peace in Israel -11/8/04 Over 2,000 South Korean Christians have disregarded warnings from their government not to travel to the Holy Land for security reasons and marched from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to convey a message...
  • August 11, 2004

    Church prays against laziness of Olympic athletes

    -11/8/03

    Greece's Orthodox Church has

    Church prays against laziness of Olympic athletes -11/8/03 Greece's Orthodox Church has said it is praying for athletes competing in the Athens Olympics not to be lazy, reports the Reuters news agency. "Athletes and sports fans should spend the...
  • August 11, 2004

    Bishop attacks Howard's crime policy

    -11/8/04

    The Bishop for Birmingham has attacked a

    Bishop attacks Howard's crime policy -11/8/04 The Bishop for Birmingham has attacked a new policy statement on criminal justice by the Conservative Leader Michael Howard, reports the BBC. Mr Howard said he wanted to do away with the "political...
  • August 6, 2004

    Request for more connection between theology and ethics

    -6/8/04

    Pleasure at seeing theol

    Request for more connection between theology and ethics -6/8/04 Pleasure at seeing theological studies on issues like peace and violence as well as gender and sexuality located next to classic studies on baptism and ecclesiology was expressed by...
  • August 5, 2004

    Christians protest to remember Burma uprising

    -5/8/04

    Burmese exiles and human rights ac

    Christians protest to remember Burma uprising -5/8/04 Burmese exiles and human rights activists will march from Berkeley Square, London W1 to the Burmese Embassy in Charles Street this Friday, in a re-enactment of the student demonstration in...
  • August 5, 2004

    Jerusalem church leaders praise non-violent activists

    -5/8/04

    Three heads of churches in

    Jerusalem church leaders praise non-violent activists -5/8/04 Three heads of churches in Jerusalem - Roman Catholic patriarch, Michel Sabbah, Lutheran bishop, Munib Younan, and Greek Melkite archimandrite, Mtanios Haddad - have visited three...
  • August 4, 2004

    God's graffiti-busters target merseyside

    -4/8/04

    Graffiti writing may have reached epi

    God's graffiti-busters target merseyside -4/8/04 Graffiti writing may have reached epidemic proportions but several hundred young adults are hitting the streets of Merseyside today to rid them of ëurban scrawlí. The clean-up campaign is part of...
  • August 3, 2004

    Loopholes undermine WTO deal for world's poor says aid agency

    -3/8/04

    Catholic aid agency CAFOD

    Loopholes undermine WTO deal for world's poor says aid agency -3/8/04 Catholic aid agency CAFOD has said that a deal at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva this weekend would do little to help the worldís poorest countries. CAFOD pointed to...