UK News Briefing

  • July 23, 2004

    Evangelicals debate inadequacy of penal substitution

    -23/7/04

    A public debate is set to

    Evangelicals debate inadequacy of penal substitution -23/7/04 A public debate is set to take place, questioning what some conservative Evangelicals see as the heart of their faith. The Evangelical Alliance has arranged the event to look at issues...
  • July 23, 2004

    Catholic church blocks joint schools plan

    -23/7/04

    The Roman Catholic Church has withdrawn from

    Catholic church blocks joint schools plan -23/7/04 The Roman Catholic Church has withdrawn from plans to create seven shared campuses for Catholic and non-denominational primary schools. Discussions with North Lanarkshire Council have been...
  • July 21, 2004

    The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Rt Rev John Packer, has become the latest prelate to announce plans to move to more modest accommodation

    Bishops move to downsize -21/7/04 The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Rt Rev John Packer, has become the latest prelate to announce plans to move to more modest accommodation, reports the Daily Telegraph. The same newspaper recently called for...
  • July 21, 2004

    Christian aid agencies unite for Sudan

    -21/7/04

    The UK's best known international aid ch

    Christian aid agencies unite for Sudan -21/7/04 The UKís best known international aid charities, including Christian agencies World Vision, Tearfund and Christian Aid, are have launched a joint national appeal for public help as the crisis in...
  • July 20, 2004

    Plans for his and her church

    -20/7/04

    Proposals to divide the Church of England into two

    Plans for his and her church -20/7/04 Proposals to divide the Church of England into two - one part with female clergy and one without - are being discussed by Church leaders to avert an exodus of traditionalists when women become bishops reports...
  • July 20, 2004

    Bishop pays tribute to plotters who tried to kill Hitler

    -20/7/04

    Germany's main Protes

    Bishop pays tribute to plotters who tried to kill Hitler -20/7/04 Germany's main Protestant bishop paid tribute yesterday to the dissident army officers who tried to blow up Adolf Hitler in an unsuccessful coup 60 years ago, calling them an example...
  • July 19, 2004

    Christian group calls for zero tolerance on prostitution

    -19/7/04

    Evangelical pressure

    Christian group calls for zero tolerance on prostitution -19/7/04 Evangelical pressure group Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) has called for a policy of 'no tolerance' for prostitution, whilst 'cautiously' welcoming proposals put...
  • July 16, 2004

    Church that supported Apatheid welcomed back into the fold

    -16/7/04

    In a move that has b

    Church that supported Apatheid welcomed back into the fold -16/7/04 In a move that has been heralded as a significant and a historical breakthrough, the Dutch Reformed Church has been accepted back into the fold of the South African Council of...
  • July 16, 2004

    Churches welcome exposure of BNP 'bigotry'

    -16/7/04

    The Churches' Commission for Raci

    Churches welcome exposure of BNP 'bigotry' -16/7/04 The Churches' Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) has welcomed the exposure of the "true face of the British National Party's politics of bigotry and hate" in the screening of the BBC's secretly-...
  • July 16, 2004

    Dispute intensifies over Government Mental Capacity Bill

    -16/7/04

    Disagreement over whet

    Dispute intensifies over Government Mental Capacity Bill -16/7/04 Disagreement over whether the Government's new Mental Capacity Bill would introduce euthanasia in the UK has intensified, with a group of influential Catholics writing to a Catholic...