UK News Briefing

  • July 31, 2003

    Christian Aid forced to remove exhibition from agricultural show

    -31/7/03

    Christian Aid has expressed its dismay that an exhibition showing the difficulties

    Christian Aid forced to remove exhibition from agricultural show -31/7/03 Christian Aid has expressed its dismay that an exhibition showing the difficulties of life for Palestinian farmers had to be removed from the Royal Lancashire Show because of...
  • July 30, 2003

    Churches call Panorama to account

    -30/7/03

    The Churches' Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has raised ë

    Churches call Panorama to account -30/7/03 The Churchesí Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has raised ëserious concernsí about the BBCís judgement over its ëAsylum Dayí programmes, broadcast last...
  • July 30, 2003

    Bishop calls on church to speak for Guantanamo detainees

    -30/7/03

    The Bishop of Shrewsbury has called on churchgoers to speak up for the detainees being held

    Bishop calls on church to speak for Guantanamo detainees -30/7/03 The Bishop of Shrewsbury has called on churchgoers to speak up for the detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay. Writing in the August edition of LINK - an insert produced for parish...
  • July 28, 2003

    Archbishop visits Sierra Leone

    -28/7/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has visted Sierra Leone on the latest stage of his tour of West Africa.

    Archbishop visits Sierra Leone -28/7/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has visted Sierra Leone on the latest stage of his tour of West Africa. Dr Rowan Williams is on a seven-day pastoral visit to Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia. The visit is taking...
  • July 28, 2003

    Clare Short has warned that whilst questions must be answered following the death of the MoD adviser Dr David Kelly, to forget the thousands of Iraqi civilians who died in the Iraq war would be to fail to give equal value to all human life.

    Short says Iraqi lives must have equal value -28/7/03 Clare Short has warned that whilst questions must be answered following the death of the MoD adviser Dr David Kelly, to forget the thousands of Iraqi civilians who died in the Iraq war would be...
  • July 18, 2003

    Bishop demands closure of asylum detention centre

    -18/7/03

    The Home Secretary has defended the controversial Dungavel asylum detention centre yesterday afte

    Bishop demands closure of asylum detention centre -18/7/03 The Home Secretary has defended the controversial Dungavel asylum detention centre yesterday after a Roman Catholic bishop handed over a petition demanding its closure. The Bishop of...
  • July 18, 2003

    New moderator for churches racial justice commission

    -18/7/03

    Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the body through which most major Churches wor

    New moderator for churches racial justice commission -18/7/03 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the body through which most major Churches work together, today announced that the Revd Myra Blyth will be the next Moderator of its...
  • July 17, 2003

    Christian aid agency calls Bush a two-faced free trader

    -17/7/03

    President George Bush is a "two-faced free trader" and his much-vaunted visit to Africa will

    Christian aid agency calls Bush a two-faced free trader -17/7/03 President George Bush is a "two-faced free trader" and his much-vaunted visit to Africa will have little tangible affect on the impoverished people who make up the majority of the...
  • July 17, 2003

    The Church of England is launching a radical review of its finances after warnings from dioceses that they could face bankruptcy - despite the fact that churchgoers are becoming more generous.

    Church giving goes up as attendence falls -17/7/03 The Church of England is launching a radical review of its finances after warnings from dioceses that they could face bankruptcy - despite the fact that churchgoers are becoming more generous. The...
  • July 17, 2003

    Anti-war stance of church kept Iraqi Christians safe

    -17/7/03

    One of Iraq's most senior archbishops has said that the perceived anti-war stance of the Churc

    Anti-war stance of church kept Iraqi Christians safe -17/7/03 One of Iraq's most senior archbishops has said that the perceived anti-war stance of the Church of England had prevented a Muslim backlash against Iraqi Christians. But sharply...