UK News Briefing

  • October 24, 2003

    Christian aid identifies black hole in Iraqi funding

    -24/10/03

    A staggering US billion in oil revenues and other Iraqi funds earmarked for the recon

    Christian aid identifies black hole in Iraqi funding -24/10/03 A staggering US billion in oil revenues and other Iraqi funds earmarked for the reconstruction of the country has disappeared into opaque bank accounts administered by the Coalition...
  • October 24, 2003

    Church may give new powers to Archbishop

    -24/10/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury may be granted new powers under secret proposals to force rebel Angl

    Church may give new powers to Archbishop -24/10/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury may be granted new powers under secret proposals to force rebel Anglican churches into line, reports The Times newspaper. The planned changes in church law would...
  • October 23, 2003

    Christian aid agencies have expressed concern at the news that Britain's overseas aid programmes in many Latin American, East European and central Asian countries are likely to be slashed back to pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.

    Agency concern at cuts in aid -23/10/03 Christian aid agencies have expressed concern at the news that Britain's overseas aid programmes in many Latin American, East European and central Asian countries are likely to be slashed back to pay for the...
  • October 23, 2003

    Bishop almost resigned over Jeffrey John appointment

    -23/10/03

    The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries, has said that he almost resigned in

    Bishop almost resigned over Jeffrey John appointment -23/10/03 The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries, has said that he almost resigned in protest when Canon Jeffrey John was forced to step down as Bishop of Reading. Writing in his...
  • October 23, 2003

    Wallis criticises theology of American general

    -23/10/03

    Jim Wallis of the Sojourners community in Washington DC has criticised an American general

    Wallis criticises theology of American general -23/10/03 Jim Wallis of the Sojourners community in Washington DC has criticised an American general who likened the war against Islamic militants to a battle against "Satan". Critics charge that the...
  • October 22, 2003

    Ofsted says asylum seekers are welcome in schools

    -22/10/03

    Education watchdog Ofsted has said the children of asylum seekers are often "embraced" b

    Ofsted says asylum seekers are welcome in schools -22/10/03 Education watchdog Ofsted has said the children of asylum seekers are often "embraced" by schools. In a report released on Wednesday the standards body said that many schools see refugees...
  • October 22, 2003

    Christian human rights activist jailed

    -22/10/03

    Christian human rights activist Irene Fernandez has been sentenced to one year in prison after expo

    Christian human rights activist jailed -22/10/03 Christian human rights activist Irene Fernandez has been sentenced to one year in prison after exposing human rights abuses at immigration camps in Malaysia. She was found guilty on October 16 2003 by...
  • October 22, 2003

    Gay bishop speaks of prayer life

    -22/10/03

    The Rev Gene Robinson, bishop-elect of the Diocese of New Hampshire, has said in an interview with The As

    Gay bishop speaks of prayer life -22/10/03 The Rev Gene Robinson, bishop-elect of the Diocese of New Hampshire, has said in an interview with The Associated Press that he had been praying for years about becoming a bishop. Despite pressure from...
  • October 14, 2003

    Pope addresses freedom of religion

    -14/10/03

    The Pope met has met with participants in the parlimentary assembly of the Organization for Security an

    Pope addresses freedom of religion -14/10/03 The Pope met has met with participants in the parlimentary assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) at the conclusion of their two-day Conference on Freedom of Religion...
  • October 14, 2003

    Pro-lifers attack BBC bias

    -14/10/03

    The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has condemned the BBC for "attacking" the Catholic Chu

    Pro-lifers attack BBC bias -14/10/03 The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has condemned the BBC for "attacking" the Catholic Church's pro-life position. Last Sunday BBC1's Panorama programme broadcast "Sex and the Holy City",...