UK News Briefing

  • September 9, 2003

    Police arrest 60 as Christians protest against sale of arms

    -9/9/03

    Police have already arrested more than 60 people ahead of protests involving man

    Police arrest 60 as Christians protest against sale of arms -9/9/03 Police have already arrested more than 60 people ahead of protests involving many Christians, against the opening of Europe's biggest arms exhibition in London's Docklands. They are...
  • September 9, 2003

    Police officers support church view on asylum seekers

    -9/9/03

    Asylum-seekers are not the "modern pariahs" they are made out to be, senior police off

    Police officers support church view on asylum seekers -9/9/03 Asylum-seekers are not the "modern pariahs" they are made out to be, senior police officers said yesterday, echoing a point made by church groups. Contrary to the public image, officers...
  • September 9, 2003

    Hirst exhibition opens on theme of Christianity

    -9/9/03

    Damien Hirst unveiled his first solo exhibition for eight years yesterday on the theme of Ch

    Hirst exhibition opens on theme of Christianity -9/9/03 Damien Hirst unveiled his first solo exhibition for eight years yesterday on the theme of Christianity. In a bloody show that some commentators have said would sit as easily in the Natural...
  • September 8, 2003

    African Archbishop says homosexuality is a diversion

    -8/9/03

    One of Africa's most senior churchmen appears to have broken ranks with many fellow Af

    African Archbishop says homosexuality is a diversion -8/9/03 One of Africa's most senior churchmen appears to have broken ranks with many fellow African and developing world archbishops over homosexuality, and suggested that the issue is distracting...
  • September 8, 2003

    Coldplay back fair trade campaign

    -8/7/03

    British band Coldplay has sung its support for fair trade to a sell-out crowd in Mexico City, three days b

    Coldplay back fair trade campaign -8/7/03 British band Coldplay has sung its support for fair trade to a sell-out crowd in Mexico City, three days before the start of a meeting of the World Trade Organisation in the country. Agencies such as...
  • September 8, 2003

    Creationist school opens

    -8/9/03

    A new £20m school which will teach "creationism", opens on Teesside today (Monday).

    The King's Academy in Mid

    Creationist school opens -8/9/03 A new £20m school which will teach "creationism", opens on Teesside today (Monday). The King's Academy in Middlesbrough, is a partnership between the Department for Education and the Wearside-based Vardy Foundation...
  • September 7, 2003

    Williams barred in 350 churches

    -7/9/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has been barred from conducting communion in 350 Church of England parishes be

    Williams barred in 350 churches -7/9/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has been barred from conducting communion in 350 Church of England parishes because of his support for women's ordination reports the Sunday Times. The no-go areas for Williams...
  • September 6, 2003

    Churches unite around racial justice

    -6/9/03

    Next Sunday churches around the country will unite to focus upon racial justice.

    Each September, chu

    Churches unite around racial justice -6/9/03 Next Sunday churches around the country will unite to focus upon racial justice. Each September, churches throughout Britain and Ireland observe Racial Justice Sunday as a way of drawing attention on the...
  • September 5, 2003

    Last chance for poor says Christian Aid

    -5/7/03

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun is the last chance for the so-calle

    Last chance for poor says Christian Aid -5/7/03 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun is the last chance for the so-called development round to deliver for poor countries, says Christian Aid. "Rich countries need to start...
  • August 15, 2003

    Archbishop questions traditional interpretation of homosexuality

    -15/8/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has sanctioned the reissuing of a six-year-old essay that ch

    Archbishop questions traditional interpretation of homosexuality -15/8/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has sanctioned the reissuing of a six-year-old essay that challenges traditional biblical interpretations of homosexuality, and opens up the...