UK News Briefing

  • August 3, 2004

    Loopholes undermine WTO deal for world's poor says aid agency

    -3/8/04

    Catholic aid agency CAFOD

    Loopholes undermine WTO deal for world's poor says aid agency -3/8/04 Catholic aid agency CAFOD has said that a deal at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva this weekend would do little to help the worldís poorest countries. CAFOD pointed to...
  • August 3, 2004

    Church bombs in Iraq a response to 'crusader war'

    -3/8/04

    A group in Iraq have claimed respons

    Church bombs in Iraq a response to 'crusader war' -3/8/04 A group in Iraq have claimed responsibility for the series of church bombs at the weekend in a statement posted on a Web site, saying they were a response to the U.S. "crusader war" and...
  • August 3, 2004

    Christians arrested during Washington protest over Sudan

    -3/8/04

    The Metropolitan Police

    Christians arrested during Washington protest over Sudan -3/8/04 The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington DC arrested Rev Bob Turner and another pastor for "Unlawful Assembly," after they climbed up the steps of the Sudanese Embassy, knelt...
  • August 3, 2004

    Olympic liturgy launched ahead of games

    -3/8/04

    Worship material focusing on the Summer

    Olympic liturgy launched ahead of games -3/8/04 Worship material focusing on the Summer Olympic Games has been created and launched for churches from across the denominations focusing on 'faith fitness'. The resources feature in the latest edition...
  • August 2, 2004

    Archbishop to quit to become parish priest

    -2/8/04

    The Archbishop of York is to quit his

    Archbishop to quit to become parish priest -2/8/04 The Archbishop of York is to quit his palace in favour of a humble parish vicarage. David Hope announced his resignation as the Church of Englandís second most senior clergyman, and will give up...
  • August 2, 2004

    Brit nominated as President of world's Baptists

    -2/8/04

    The Revd David Coffey, General

    Brit nominated as President of world's Baptists -2/8/04 The Revd David Coffey, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Moderator of the Free Churches' Group, has been nominated as President of the Baptist World Alliance, 2005-...
  • August 2, 2004

    Christians respond to church bombings in Iraq

    -2/8/04

    Middle Eastern church leaders hav

    Christians respond to church bombings in Iraq -2/8/04 Middle Eastern church leaders have condemned attacks on Iraqi churches and called for solidarity following bombings at churches yesterday. According to some news reports, at least 11 people...
  • August 2, 2004

    Vatican issues statement on men and women

    -2/8/04

    The Vatican has released a 37-page sta

    Vatican issues statement on men and women -2/8/04 The Vatican has released a 37-page statement affirming the moral equality of men and women and their biological differences, but criticising certain apsects of feminism. The Pope's document accuses...
  • July 26, 2004

    Williams to make 9/11 speech praising Islam

    -26/7/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is to

    Williams to make 9/11 speech praising Islam -26/7/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury is to mark the third anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks by praising Islam in an address from the pulpit of an Egyptian mosque, reports the Sunday Times...
  • July 23, 2004

    Evangelicals debate inadequacy of penal substitution

    -23/7/04

    A public debate is set to

    Evangelicals debate inadequacy of penal substitution -23/7/04 A public debate is set to take place, questioning what some conservative Evangelicals see as the heart of their faith. The Evangelical Alliance has arranged the event to look at issues...