UK News Briefing

  • March 31, 2003

    Bush and Blair banned from Church of the Nativity

    -1/4/2003

    George Bush and Tony Blair have been barred from Bethlehem's the Church of the Nativity reports t

    Bush and Blair banned from Church of the Nativity -1/4/2003 George Bush and Tony Blair have been barred from Bethlehemís the Church of the Nativity reports the Palestine Chronicle. A spokesman of the Orthodox Church in the Holy Land, archimandrite...
  • March 31, 2003

    U.S. troops in Iraq are being urged to pray for that George Bush will have the 'unified support of the American people'.

    Troops urged to pray for support of US President -1/4/2003 U.S. troops in Iraq are being urged to pray for that George Bush will have the ìunified support of the American peopleî. In a controversial move, which many Christians will feel uneasy...
  • March 31, 2003

    Political message of Easter to be highlighted on BBC

    -3/4/2003

    The political dimension of the Easter story and the message of non-violence will be examined in

    Political message of Easter to be highlighted on BBC -3/4/2003 The political dimension of the Easter story and the message of non-violence will be examined in a BBC network programme to be presented by the General Director of the Evangelical...
  • March 31, 2003

    Rescued kenyans 'prayed for a miracle' -1/3/2003

    Two Kenyan truck drivers captured and paraded on television by Iraqi militiamen have described how they prayed togeth

    Rescued kenyans 'prayed for a miracle' -1/3/2003 Two Kenyan truck drivers captured and paraded on television by Iraqi militiamen have described how they prayed together before they were freed by British soldiers. David Mukaria and Jakubu Kamau...
  • March 28, 2003

    The poorest households in the UK are failing to claim more than £5bn a year according to government figures.

    Poor fail to take up £5bn a year -28/3/2003 The poorest households in the UK are failing to claim more than £5bn a year according to government figures. Statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions prove show the take-up levels of income...
  • March 27, 2003

    Archeologists defend biblical treasures from bombs

    -27/3/03

    Iraqi archaeologists are risking their lives to guard some of the world's most important ancient

    Archeologists defend biblical treasures from bombs -27/3/03 Iraqi archaeologists are risking their lives to guard some of the world's most important ancient treasures, many which are part of biblical and early church history. The earliest biblical...
  • March 27, 2003

    As the first truckloads of humanitarian aid arrived in Iraq yesterday, church aid agencies also said that they are ready to move in to help in the provision of clean water.

    Church aid agencies ready to move in

    -27/3/2003

    As...

    Church aid agencies ready to move in -27/3/2003 As the first truckloads of humanitarian aid arrived in Iraq yesterday, church aid agencies also said that they are ready to move in to help in the provision of clean water. The Norwegian aid agency ñ...
  • March 25, 2003

    Bishop "breaks ranks" over war

    -25/3/2003

    A Church of England bishop expressed his support for the war yesterday, "breaking ranks" with most of his colleague

    Bishop "breaks ranks" over war -25/3/2003 A Church of England bishop expressed his support for the war yesterday, "breaking ranks" with most of his colleagues reports The Daily Telegraph. The paper said that The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Rev Peter...
  • March 25, 2003

    Chirac attempts to forge holy alliance

    -25/03/2003

    President Jacques Chirac offered yesterday to work with the Vatican to ensure the "primacy of law" in the

    Chirac attempts to forge holy alliance -25/03/2003 President Jacques Chirac offered yesterday to work with the Vatican to ensure the "primacy of law" in the future. In a letter to the Pope he wrote: "I profoundly regret the launch of military...
  • March 24, 2003

    One of the most painful chapters of South Africaís history has drawn to a close as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), handed over the final volumes of the Commissionís report to the...

    Absence of reparations clouds end of reconciliation commission -24/3/2002 One of the most painful chapters of South Africaís history has drawn to a close as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC...