UK News Briefing

  • September 19, 2003

    Evangelicals gather at Blackpool

    -19/9/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to face renewed pressure to resist the ordination of gay bishops as Ch

    Evangelicals gather at Blackpool -19/9/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to face renewed pressure to resist the ordination of gay bishops as Church of England evangelicals gather in Blackpool. The great majority of evangelicals - who make up...
  • September 17, 2003

    Christian socialists announce party conference events

    -17/9/03

    The Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) has announced that it will be holding a series

    Christian socialists announce party conference events -17/9/03 The Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) has announced that it will be holding a series of events at this years Labour party conference. The conference which takes place from 28th Sept-Oct...
  • September 17, 2003

    Catholics demand role in Iraq government

    -17/9/03

    The 19 Chaldean Catholic bishops of Iraq have issued a demand to US civil administrator Paul Breme

    Catholics demand role in Iraq government -17/9/03 The 19 Chaldean Catholic bishops of Iraq have issued a demand to US civil administrator Paul Bremer asking to be included and represented in the country's new government institutions. The bishops...
  • September 16, 2003

    Failure at Cancun a blow for worlds poor

    -16/9/03

    The Catholic aid agency, CAFOD, has expressed deep regret at the failure of the World Trade Organi

    Failure at Cancun a blow for worlds poor -16/9/03 The Catholic aid agency, CAFOD, has expressed deep regret at the failure of the World Trade Organisation to clinch a deal on reviving the Doha development round of trade talks. CAFOD said that...
  • September 16, 2003

    Maluku Islands move towards peace

    -16/9/03

    People on the Maluku Islands of Indonesia celebrated another step towards peace as the Indonesian governm

    Maluku Islands move towards peace -16/9/03 People on the Maluku Islands of Indonesia celebrated another step towards peace as the Indonesian government lifted the civil emergency status in the region reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). The...
  • September 16, 2003

    Church Society calls for exclusion of episcopal church

    -16/9/03

    The Church Society has written to Primates in the Church of England calling for the

    Church Society calls for exclusion of episcopal church -16/9/03 The Church Society has written to Primates in the Church of England calling for the exclusion of the Episcopal Church, following its decision to consecrate gay clergyman Gene Robinson...
  • September 16, 2003

    IDS pushes compassionate conservatism theme

    -16/9/03

    Iain Duncan Smith accused Tony Blair yesterday of neglecting the poor and creating a more "uneq

    IDS pushes compassionate conservatism theme -16/9/03 Iain Duncan Smith accused Tony Blair yesterday of neglecting the poor and creating a more "unequal" society than under Margaret Thatcher or John Major. The leader of the Conservative Party spoke...
  • September 16, 2003

    Clergy resign over gay ban

    -16/9/03

    Two Church of England clergymen have resigned from senior diocesan posts in protest against a decision by Manche

    Clergy resign over gay ban -16/9/03 Two Church of England clergymen have resigned from senior diocesan posts in protest against a decision by Manchester Cathedral to cancel a service for the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement reports The Times. The...
  • September 15, 2003

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    It has emerged that a senior Church of England figure intervened to prevent the forthcoming service of remembrance for the Iraq war at St Paul's Cathedral being billed as a thanksgi

    -15/9/03 It has emerged that a senior Church of England figure intervened to prevent the forthcoming service of remembrance for the Iraq war at St Paul's Cathedral being billed as a thanksgiving for victory. The dean of St Paul's, John Moses, said...
  • September 15, 2003

    Evangelicals set to debate homosexuality

    -15/9/03

    The dispute over the Church of England's stance on homosexuality could come to a head this week a

    Evangelicals set to debate homosexuality -15/9/03 The dispute over the Church of England's stance on homosexuality could come to a head this week as the issue is debated at a major gathering. Around 2,000 Evangelicals are set to meet in Blackpool...