UK News Briefing

  • December 9, 2003

    Samba clergyman has arms protest case dismissed

    -Dec 9, 2003

    Deacon Dave Havard has had his case dismissed, following his arrest during protests aga

    Samba clergyman has arms protest case dismissed -Dec 9, 2003 Deacon Dave Havard has had his case dismissed, following his arrest during protests against the commercial arms trade at the DSEi Arms Fair in September. He was in London playing with...
  • December 8, 2003

    David Brent to appear as Jesus

    -8/12/03

    Comedy star Ricky Gervais appears as Jesus Christ while Ant and Dec are two high camp princes in a series of

    David Brent to appear as Jesus -8/12/03 Comedy star Ricky Gervais appears as Jesus Christ while Ant and Dec are two high camp princes in a series of spoof paintings. The artworks were commissioned to mark the British Comedy Awards which take place...
  • December 8, 2003

    Archbishop pleads for stability in N Ireland

    -8/12/03

    The head of the Anglican Church in Ireland has made an impassioned plea to Northern Ireland's

    Archbishop pleads for stability in N Ireland -8/12/03 The head of the Anglican Church in Ireland has made an impassioned plea to Northern Ireland's politicians to redouble their efforts to achieve political stability, following the recent Assembly...
  • December 8, 2003

    Trade Justice Campaigners plan week of action

    -8/12/03

    Trade justice campaigners who gathered for an international conference in Delhi at the end o

    Trade Justice Campaigners plan week of action -8/12/03 Trade justice campaigners who gathered for an international conference in Delhi at the end of November have decided to launch a global "People's Week of Action" for Trade Justice in April 2005...
  • November 25, 2003

    Welcome for AIDS taskforce

    -25/11/03

    The director of Catholic aid agency CAFOD has welcomed the announcement of a joint US/UK taskforce on HIV/AIDS

    Welcome for AIDS taskforce -25/11/03 The director of Catholic aid agency CAFOD has welcomed the announcement of a joint US/UK taskforce on HIV/AIDS as ìvery encouraging.î Chris Bain said, following his meeting with President Bush and Prime Minister...
  • November 25, 2003

    Christians warn of new generation of nuclear weapons

    -25/11/03

    Christians are warning that tens of thousands of casualties may be the result of the

    Christians warn of new generation of nuclear weapons -25/11/03 Christians are warning that tens of thousands of casualties may be the result of the development of a new generation of nuclear weapons by the USA. The 2004 US defense authorization bill...
  • November 14, 2003

    Church backs religious apartheid

    -14/11/03

    Attempts to keep Catholic and Protestant pupils apart at a new £33 million campus shared by their two old

    Church backs religious apartheid -14/11/03 Attempts to keep Catholic and Protestant pupils apart at a new £33 million campus shared by their two old schools were given the full support of the Church yesterday reports the Times. A dispute erupted...
  • November 14, 2003

    Conference to inspire Jubilee 2000 style action

    -14/11/03

    Christian Aid is bringing international trade justice campaigners together at the end of t

    Conference to inspire Jubilee 2000 style action -14/11/03 Christian Aid is bringing international trade justice campaigners together at the end of this month. The International Trade Campaign Conference in Delhi, 24-28 November 2003, will bring...
  • November 14, 2003

    Jesuits speak out against GM food

    -14/11/03

    Two Jesuits have told a Vatican biotech forum that tinkering with God's creation by making new plant sp

    Jesuits speak out against GM food -14/11/03 Two Jesuits have told a Vatican biotech forum that tinkering with God's creation by making new plant species is contrary to church teaching, adding a moral voice to a debate dominated by scientific,...
  • November 14, 2003

    Williams to be honoured by Catholic church

    -14/11/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will today receive one of the top honours awarded by the Catholic

    Williams to be honoured by Catholic church -14/11/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury will today receive one of the top honours awarded by the Catholic Church. Dr Rowan Williams will be the first Archbishop of Canterbury to be made Knight Grand Cross ñ...