UK News Briefing

  • October 27, 2003

    Scottish churches oppose alcohol liberalisation

    -27/10/03

    Scottish church leaders have formed a cross-faith campaign group to oppose the planned lib

    Scottish churches oppose alcohol liberalisation -27/10/03 Scottish church leaders have formed a cross-faith campaign group to oppose the planned liberalisation of drinking laws reports the Sunday Times. Senior figures from all 12 Scottish...
  • October 27, 2003

    Bishop compares homosexual oppression to exodus story

    -27/10/03

    The bishop at the centre of the dispute over same-sex blessings in the Anglican Chur

    Bishop compares homosexual oppression to exodus story -27/10/03 The bishop at the centre of the dispute over same-sex blessings in the Anglican Church has drawn a theological comparison between homosexuals in the Church and the Israelites wandering...
  • October 27, 2003

    Church members told to get serious or get out

    -27/10/03

    A Scottish minister has told his congregation they need to pray and pay more - or face the b

    Church members told to get serious or get out -27/10/03 A Scottish minister has told his congregation they need to pray and pay more ñ or face the boot. The Church of Scotlandís Rev Daniel Hawthorn has told Belhelvie Churchís 600 members that if...
  • October 24, 2003

    Actor playing Jesus struck by lightning

    -24/10/03

    Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversia

    Actor playing Jesus struck by lightning -24/10/03 Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion Of Christ. The lightning bolt hit Caviezel and the film's assistant director Jan...
  • October 24, 2003

    Churches express dismay at police racism

    -24/10/03

    The Churches' Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) has expressed "deep dismay" at the violent rac

    Churches express dismay at police racism -24/10/03 The Churchesí Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) has expressed "deep dismay" at the violent racist behaviour police officers in training exhibited in the BBCís ëThe Secret Policemaní programme...
  • October 24, 2003

    Goats change lives in Burma

    -24/10/03

    The Christian based human rights charity, Jubilee Action has launched an innovative new project aimed at signi

    Goats change lives in Burma -24/10/03 The Christian based human rights charity, Jubilee Action has launched an innovative new project aimed at significantly assisting hundreds of internally displaced Karen families inside Burma. Working with their...
  • 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...