UK News Briefing

  • January 12, 2004

    Cathedrals face cash crisis

    -12/1/04

    A cash crisis, caused by an acute drop in American tourists visiting the UK, will soon force many of England's

    Cathedrals face cash crisis -12/1/04 A cash crisis, caused by an acute drop in American tourists visiting the UK, will soon force many of England's 42 Anglican cathedrals to bolt their doors to the public for part of the week as they lay off staff...
  • January 12, 2004

    Christian on hunger strike for Iraqis

    -12/1/04

    Alan Slater, 68, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq has began a liquids-o

    Christian on hunger strike for Iraqis -12/1/04 Alan Slater, 68, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq has began a liquids-only fast on January 8th at the Iraqi Assistance Center (IAC) in Baghdad. Slater is fasting to draw...
  • January 12, 2004

    Emin and Archbishop collaborate in spiritual art

    -12/1/04

    Tracey Emin and the Archbishop of Canterbury are unlikely collaborators, but the two are l

    Emin and Archbishop collaborate in spiritual art -12/1/04 Tracey Emin and the Archbishop of Canterbury are unlikely collaborators, but the two are linked in an exhibition of contemporary spiritual art in St Paul's Cathedral next month reports the...
  • January 12, 2004

    Tory leaders son to be Anglican vicar

    -12/1/04

    Nick Howard, the son of the Tory leader, is training to become a priest in the Church of England.

    Tory leaders son to be Anglican vicar -12/1/04 Nick Howard, the son of the Tory leader, is training to become a priest in the Church of England. Mr Howard, 26, who was brought up in the Liberal Jewish tradition of his father but converted to...
  • January 9, 2004

    Pope addresses mentally handicapped

    -9/1/04

    Pope John Paul has written a moving message to participants at an international symposium on the "Dignit

    Pope addresses mentally handicapped -9/1/04 Pope John Paul has written a moving message to participants at an international symposium on the "Dignity and Rights of the Mentally Handicapped". The meeting, which is taking place from January 7 to 9 in...
  • January 9, 2004

    Release of Iraqi prisoners welcomed

    -9/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq have welcomed the announcement by Administrator of the Coalition Prov

    Release of Iraqi prisoners welcomed -9/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq have welcomed the announcement by Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Paul Bremer, that 506 Iraqi prisoners are to be released from detention camps. In...
  • January 8, 2004

    Concerns about freedom of religion in Afghan constitution

    -8/1/04

    A council of regional and tribal leaders have given approval to a new Afghan const

    Concerns about freedom of religion in Afghan constitution -8/1/04 A council of regional and tribal leaders have given approval to a new Afghan constitution with provisions intact that international human-rights activists say fail to protect...
  • January 8, 2004

    Cardinal aims to put religion back into Christmas

    -8/1/04

    The leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics is to launch a campaign to put the Christian reli

    Cardinal aims to put religion back into Christmas -8/1/04 The leader of Scotlandís Roman Catholics is to launch a campaign to put the Christian religion back into Christmas. Keith OíBrien plans to contact every council in Scotland and the Scottish...
  • January 8, 2004

    Christians inspect Toys R Us

    -8/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members and supporters have formed a Citizen Inspection Team to conduct a publ

    Christians inspect Toys R Us -8/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members and supporters have formed a Citizen Inspection Team to conduct a public security inspection of a Chicago Toys R' Us store in response to concerns that violent toys and...
  • January 8, 2004

    Evangelist in hospital

    -8/1/04

    Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital after falling in his hotel room and breaking his left hip.

    Graham, 85, had

    Evangelist in hospital -8/1/04 Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital after falling in his hotel room and breaking his left hip. Graham, 85, had been preparing to go to the Mayo Clinic for a check-up when he fell. The hip surgery and partial hip...