UK News Briefing

  • March 10, 2004

    Death penalty more expensive than prison

    -10/3/04

    The death penalty is up to 70% more expensive to implement than comparable non-death penalty cases

    Death penalty more expensive than prison -10/3/04 The death penalty is up to 70% more expensive to implement than comparable non-death penalty cases a study in the US has concluded. The conclusion which will be welcomed by Christian campaigners...
  • March 10, 2004

    Christianity used to damage environment says Bishop

    -10/3/04

    A Church of England bishop has warned that global warming could be the next punishment

    Christianity used to damage environment says Bishop -10/3/04 A Church of England bishop has warned that global warming could be the next punishment for ìmanís disobedienceî, and admitted that Christianity had been used to encourage misuse of the...
  • March 10, 2004

    Churches give away Gibson tickets

    -10/3/04

    Four English churches are following the lead of US churches and offering free cinema tickets to see Mel G

    Churches give away Gibson tickets -10/3/04 Four English churches are following the lead of US churches and offering free cinema tickets to see Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. The Church of England parishes, in and around Maidstone,...
  • March 10, 2004

    Bible smuggler released after 3 years jail

    -10/3/04

    A Protestant activist, Yu Zhudi, has been released after 3 years in prison on charges of secretl

    Bible smuggler released after 3 years jail -10/3/04 A Protestant activist, Yu Zhudi, has been released after 3 years in prison on charges of secretly distributing copies of bibles in southeast China. Yu Zhudi, 46, was freed on March 7 in Baisha,...
  • March 10, 2004

    Christian peace groups back support for UN

    -10/3/04

    Governments must give the UN a chance to do its job without interference, said Hans von Sponeck

    Christian peace groups back support for UN -10/3/04 Governments must give the UN a chance to do its job without interference, said Hans von Sponeck ahead of the Eighth Annual Lobby of Parliament, which aims for a greater alignment of UK foreign...
  • March 10, 2004

    Williams praises author accused of blashemy

    -10/3/04

    Philip Pullman, the best-selling author with a widely advertised contempt for organised religio

    Williams praises author accused of blashemy -10/3/04 Philip Pullman, the best-selling author with a widely advertised contempt for organised religion, has found an unlikely champion in the Archbishop of Canterbury reports the Guardian. Rowan...
  • March 9, 2004

    China continues church crackdown

    -9/4/04

    China has arrested a leading Roman Catholic bishop as the Government continues a crackdown on underground c

    China continues church crackdown -9/4/04 China has arrested a leading Roman Catholic bishop as the Government continues a crackdown on underground churches and sects, a religious rights group says. Wei Jingyi, the underground bishop of Qiqihar in...
  • March 9, 2004

    Christians massacred in Nigeria

    -9/3/04

    A UK human rights group has reported a massacre of dozens of Christians in Nigeria.

    Christian Solidarity

    Christians massacred in Nigeria -9/3/04 A UK human rights group has reported a massacre of dozens of Christians in Nigeria. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that a total of 48 people were hacked to death in Yelwa, by armed Muslims, many...
  • March 9, 2004

    Refuseniks gather in London

    -9/3/04

    A unique public meeting this week will bring together Refuseniks from around the world.

    Refuseniks, men and w

    Refuseniks gather in London -9/3/04 A unique public meeting this week will bring together Refuseniks from around the world. Refuseniks, men and women involved in the military who ìrefuse to kill their fellow human beingsî rarely hit the headlines,...
  • March 9, 2004

    Pro lifers launch euthanasia campaign

    -9/3/04

    Pro-life group the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has warned that mistakes made

    Pro lifers launch euthanasia campaign -9/3/04 Pro-life group the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has warned that mistakes made before the legalisation of abortion could be repeated over euthanasia. It is launching one of its...