UK News Briefing

  • May 4, 2004

    Christian Aid offers chance to swop lives

    -4/5/04

    An aid agency is offering the chance to start

    Christian Aid offers chance to swop lives -4/5/04 An aid agency is offering the chance to start again, and find out what your life could be like if you were born somewhere else in the world. Christian Aid has set up a web site that enable the user...
  • May 4, 2004

    Christian peacemakers return to Iraq

    -4/5/04

    Two members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (

    Christian peacemakers return to Iraq -4/5/04 Two members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) have returned to Iraq to explore conditions for the team's full return. Stewart Vriesinga and Le Anne Clausen arrived back in Iraq on 3rd May and will now...
  • May 4, 2004

    What would Jesus eat?

    -4/5/04

    Move over Atkins.

    What would Jesus eat? -4/5/04 Move over Atkins. Dieters are putting their faith in a new weight loss plan based on an interpretation of the Bible. After less than a month on the market, "The Maker's Diet" is already a best seller in the USA....
  • May 4, 2004

    Downing Street has announced that an ex-President of the Methodist Conference is to be made a working peer in the House of Lords.

    Leading Methodist appointed as Labour peer -4/5/04 Downing Street has announced that an ex-President of the Methodist Conference is to be made a working peer in the House of Lords. However, Revd Dr Leslie Griffiths will not sit with the 189...
  • May 4, 2004

    Nigerian Christians attack Muslims leaving 67 dead

    -4/5/04

    Clashes between Muslims and C

    Nigerian Christians attack Muslims leaving 67 dead -4/5/04 Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have left at least 67 people dead according to a police commissioner. The deaths occurred after Christian Tarok militia attacked Muslim...
  • May 3, 2004

    Baptists join growing church opposition to BNP

    -3/5/04

    The Revd David Coffey, General Se

    Baptists join growing church opposition to BNP -3/5/04 The Revd David Coffey, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Moderator of the Free Churches, has added his voice to calls by both churches in West Yorkshire and the...
  • April 30, 2004

    The Bishop of Sheffield has been targeted for speaking out against the far right party, the BNP.

    Bishop receives abuse after standing up to BNP -30/4/04 The Bishop of Sheffield has been targeted for speaking out against the far right party, the BNP. The Rt Reverend Jack Nicholls revealed at a public rally that he received abuse from BNP...
  • April 30, 2004

    Prominent Palestinian peace campaigner arrested

    -30/4/04

    Israeli police arrested promine

    Prominent Palestinian peace campaigner arrested -30/4/04 Israeli police arrested prominent Palestinian peace campaigner Sari Nusseibeh, saying he illegally employed West Bank Palestinians at the university he heads. Nusseibeh, who was released on...
  • April 30, 2004

    Evidence of Iraqi torture presented four months ago -30/4/04

    Photographs that have emerged showing the torture o

    Evidence of Iraqi torture presented four months ago -30/4/04 Photographs that have emerged showing the torture of Iraqi detainees by US soldiers substantiated evidence already given to the authorities in Iraq at the beginning of...
  • April 29, 2004

    First interfaith service for animals announced

    -29/4/04

    The first British Interfaith Ser

    First interfaith service for animals announced -29/4/04 The first British Interfaith Service in celebration of animals has been announced, sponsored by the World Congress of Faiths. To be held in June, Professor Andrew Linzey will give the address...