UK News Briefing

  • June 18, 2004

    Church embraces new way of Mooting

    -22/6/04

    A pioneering new form of church is about to get offi

    Church embraces new way of Mooting -22/6/04 A pioneering new form of church is about to get official recognition when a minister is ordained to serve a church based on relationship rather than location, which will meet in the heart of Westminster....
  • June 18, 2004

    Archbishop of Canterbury twice agreed to appoint gay Bishop

    -18/6/04

    Rowan Williams twic

    Archbishop of Canterbury twice agreed to appoint gay Bishop -18/6/04 Rowan Williams twice gave verbal permission for the gay cleric Dr Jeffrey John to be appointed a bishop, reports the Guardian. The disclosure comes almost a year after Dr John...
  • June 17, 2004

    Church looks at presence in rural communities

    -17/6/04

    Religious leaders and politicians

    Church looks at presence in rural communities -17/6/04 Religious leaders and politicians have come together to support 'Presence', a new handbook that will help to shape the way the church will work over the next 10 years. 'Presence' will be...
  • June 17, 2004

    the Church of England is scrutinising the role of bishops and other senior posts in a review which could result in significant cuts and produce more focus on mission.

    Church of England may restructure to focus on mission -17/6/04 As old Christendom models continue to decline, the Church of England is scrutinising the role of bishops and other senior posts in a review which could result in significant cuts and...
  • June 16, 2004

    Evangelical Alliance lays into popular Black theologian over C4 documentary

    -16/6/04

    Th

    Evangelical Alliance lays into popular Black theologian over C4 documentary -16/6/04 The Evangelical Alliance (EA) has attacked a Channel 4 documentary by Black theologian Robert Beckford which looked at the challenge facing the Church of England...
  • June 16, 2004

    Pope seeks forgiveness for Spanish Inquisition

    -16/6/04

    The Pope has asked for forgivene

    Pope seeks forgiveness for Spanish Inquisition -16/6/04 The Pope has asked for forgiveness for the wave of torture, trials and executions the Church unleashed across Europe in its hunt for heretics during the Spanish Inquisition. Pope John Paul II...
  • June 15, 2004

    Catholic peacemakers challenge Israel's separation wall

    -15/6/04

    Members of the British

    Catholic peacemakers challenge Israel's separation wall -15/6/04 Members of the British Section of Pax Christi met in London at the weekend to launch their new campaign: "People of the Holy Land Need Bridges not Walls" - an education and political...
  • June 15, 2004

    Supreme Court ducks 'under God' issue in pledge case

    -15/6/04

    Millions of American ch

    Supreme Court ducks 'under God' issue in pledge case -15/6/04 Millions of American children will continue to start their school day by pledging allegiance to "one nation, under God" after the US supreme court yesterday dismissed a challenge to the...
  • June 15, 2004

    Churches urged to get political on 'Politics Sunday'

    -15/6/04

    In a move that may prove

    Churches urged to get political on 'Politics Sunday' -15/6/04 In a move that may prove controversial, Christians in the major political parties are encouraging churches to mark the first "Politics Sunday" this weekend. The day is an initiative of...
  • June 14, 2004

    Bill seeks to allow US churches to flex political muscle

    -14/6/04

    A vote in the USA is e

    Bill seeks to allow US churches to flex political muscle -14/6/04 A vote in the USA is expected imminently on a measure introduced by Republicans that would make it easier for churches to throw their weight behind individual candidates at election...