UK News Briefing

  • August 13, 2003

    Anglican bishops apologise for misinformation about Robinson

    -13/8/03

    The bishops of Sydney have issued a public apology for circulating erroneous information a

    Anglican bishops apologise for misinformation about Robinson -13/8/03 The bishops of Sydney have issued a public apology for circulating erroneous information about the personal life of the Episcopalian bishop-elect, Canon Gene Robinson. In a...
  • August 12, 2003

    Grassroots call for an inclusive C of E - by Simon Barrow

    -12/9/03

    Over 300 people packed the historic London church of St Mary's with All Saints Putney yest

    Grassroots call for an inclusive C of E - by Simon Barrow -12/9/03 Over 300 people packed the historic London church of St Mary's with All Saints Putney yesterday, to launch a nationwide web petition for individuals, parishes and church...
  • July 31, 2003

    CAFOD welcomes US mandate to use force in Liberia

    -31/7/03

    Following weeks of bloodshed, CAFOD has welcomed the news that force may be used to bring change t

    CAFOD welcomes US mandate to use force in Liberia -31/7/03 Following weeks of bloodshed, CAFOD has welcomed the news that force may be used to bring change to the situation in Liberia. The agency welcomed "signs of movement from the International...
  • July 31, 2003

    Christian Aid forced to remove exhibition from agricultural show

    -31/7/03

    Christian Aid has expressed its dismay that an exhibition showing the difficulties

    Christian Aid forced to remove exhibition from agricultural show -31/7/03 Christian Aid has expressed its dismay that an exhibition showing the difficulties of life for Palestinian farmers had to be removed from the Royal Lancashire Show because of...
  • July 30, 2003

    Churches call Panorama to account

    -30/7/03

    The Churches' Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has raised ë

    Churches call Panorama to account -30/7/03 The Churchesí Commission for Racial Justice (CCRJ) of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) has raised ëserious concernsí about the BBCís judgement over its ëAsylum Dayí programmes, broadcast last...
  • July 30, 2003

    Bishop calls on church to speak for Guantanamo detainees

    -30/7/03

    The Bishop of Shrewsbury has called on churchgoers to speak up for the detainees being held

    Bishop calls on church to speak for Guantanamo detainees -30/7/03 The Bishop of Shrewsbury has called on churchgoers to speak up for the detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay. Writing in the August edition of LINK - an insert produced for parish...
  • July 28, 2003

    Archbishop visits Sierra Leone

    -28/7/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has visted Sierra Leone on the latest stage of his tour of West Africa.

    Archbishop visits Sierra Leone -28/7/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has visted Sierra Leone on the latest stage of his tour of West Africa. Dr Rowan Williams is on a seven-day pastoral visit to Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia. The visit is taking...
  • July 28, 2003

    Clare Short has warned that whilst questions must be answered following the death of the MoD adviser Dr David Kelly, to forget the thousands of Iraqi civilians who died in the Iraq war would be to fail to give equal value to all human life.

    Short says Iraqi lives must have equal value -28/7/03 Clare Short has warned that whilst questions must be answered following the death of the MoD adviser Dr David Kelly, to forget the thousands of Iraqi civilians who died in the Iraq war would be...
  • July 18, 2003

    Bishop demands closure of asylum detention centre

    -18/7/03

    The Home Secretary has defended the controversial Dungavel asylum detention centre yesterday afte

    Bishop demands closure of asylum detention centre -18/7/03 The Home Secretary has defended the controversial Dungavel asylum detention centre yesterday after a Roman Catholic bishop handed over a petition demanding its closure. The Bishop of...
  • July 18, 2003

    New moderator for churches racial justice commission

    -18/7/03

    Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the body through which most major Churches wor

    New moderator for churches racial justice commission -18/7/03 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the body through which most major Churches work together, today announced that the Revd Myra Blyth will be the next Moderator of its...