UK News Briefing

  • June 13, 2003

    Scottish church to get women bishops

    -13/6/03

    A vote by Bishops in Scotland has paved the way for the first female Anglican bishop in Britain who could be ap

    Scottish church to get women bishops -13/6/03 A vote by Bishops in Scotland has paved the way for the first female Anglican bishop in Britain who could be appointed next year. The Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church backed the ordination of women...
  • June 11, 2003

    Pax Christi addresses non-violence in middle east

    -11/6/03

    Non-violence and education for peace was on the agenda for Pax Christi members, as they attended t

    Pax Christi addresses non-violence in middle east -11/6/03 Non-violence and education for peace was on the agenda for Pax Christi members, as they attended their annual general meeting at the weekend. Members from ten dioceses around the country,...
  • June 11, 2003

    Hirst turns to God

    -11/6/03

    Damien Hirst has revealed that in a series of sculptures inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which will be seen in Lond

    Hirst turns to God -11/6/03 Damien Hirst has revealed that in a series of sculptures inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which will be seen in London this autumn, Hirst will depict Jesus and the apostles as 13 pingpong balls bobbing on...
  • June 11, 2003

    Peers warning over religious offences legislation

    -11/6/03

    Attempts to reform the laws on religious offences could result in "profound controversy", a cross-

    Peers warning over religious offences legislation -11/6/03 Attempts to reform the laws on religious offences could result in "profound controversy", a cross-party committee of peers warned yesterday. The deliberations by the House of Lords Select...
  • June 9, 2003

    Methodists urge Bush to repent

    -9/6/03

    A group of leaders from George W.

    Methodists urge Bush to repent -9/6/03 A group of leaders from George W. Bush's own denomination have placed an advert in a magazine asking the President to "repent" of what they consider policies "incompatible" with Christian teaching. The advert...
  • June 9, 2003

    Evangelicals to lobby against appointment of bishop

    -9/6/03

    A delegation of evangelicals from the diocese of Oxford is to meet the bishop, Richard Harries, t

    Evangelicals to lobby against appointment of bishop -9/6/03 A delegation of evangelicals from the diocese of Oxford is to meet the bishop, Richard Harries, to try to force the rescinding of the appointment of the first openly gay bishop in the...
  • June 9, 2003

    Poland votes for Europe after papal plea

    -9/6/03

    Poland appears to have voted overwhelmingly to join the European Union, following a blessing from Pope John

    Poland votes for Europe after papal plea -9/6/03 Poland appears to have voted overwhelmingly to join the European Union, following a blessing from Pope John Paul II. A snap television survey found turnout easily cleared the 50 per cent hurdle -...
  • June 6, 2003

    World environment day highlights water crisis

    -6/6/03

    The United Nations marked world environment day by seeking to ease a water crisis threatening a third o

    World environment day highlights water crisis -6/6/03 The United Nations marked world environment day by seeking to ease a water crisis threatening a third of humanity, and calling for governments to double aid to poor countries and for ordinary...
  • June 6, 2003

    US votes to ban partial birth abortion

    -6/4/03

    America's House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a ban on "partial birth" abortions, putting th

    US votes to ban partial birth abortion -6/4/03 America's House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a ban on "partial birth" abortions, putting the pro-life movement on the brink of its biggest victory in years. The 282-139 vote still...
  • June 6, 2003

    Minister agress to fair trade trip

    -6/6/03

    Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, has accepted an invitation by Christian Aid to vis

    Minister agress to fair trade trip -6/6/03 Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, has accepted an invitation by Christian Aid to visit partner organisations in the developing world, in order to see the impact of the world's...