UK News Briefing

  • March 4, 2004

    Scottish church leaders give verdict on passion film

    -4/3/04

    Religious figures in Scotland have been giving their verdicts on Mel Gibson's controve

    Scottish church leaders give verdict on passion film -4/3/04 Religious figures in Scotland have been giving their verdicts on Mel Gibson's controversial new film which portrays the death of Jesus, reports the BBC. About 600 members of the clergy...
  • March 4, 2004

    Churches unite to promote peace in Zimbabwe

    -4/3/04

    South African and Zimbabwean church leaders pledged on Tuesday to play a more active role in try

    Churches unite to promote peace in Zimbabwe -4/3/04 South African and Zimbabwean church leaders pledged on Tuesday to play a more active role in trying to defuse tensions between Zimbabwe's political leaders, in the run-up to next year's...
  • March 3, 2004

    Methodists hit pubs in 11th commandment drive

    -3/3/04

    The Methodist Church this week is seeking to overturn the traditional impression that it wants

    Methodists hit pubs in 11th commandment drive -3/3/04 The Methodist Church this week is seeking to overturn the traditional impression that it wants nothing to do with pubs by taking to bars across Britain to promote a phone text competition for...
  • February 20, 2004

    Dell improves labour code after agency campaign

    -20/2/04

    Market leaders Dell have adopted a new code of conduct for their suppliers following cathol

    Dell improves labour code after agency campaign -20/2/04 Market leaders Dell have adopted a new code of conduct for their suppliers following catholic aid agency CAFODís campaign on dire working conditions in computer factories in the developing...
  • February 13, 2004

    Lent fast urged for Iraqi detainees

    -13/2/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members living and working in Iraq have made an appeal to the worldwid

    Lent fast urged for Iraqi detainees -13/2/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members living and working in Iraq have made an appeal to the worldwide church to join a Fast for Justice and Healing throughout the season of Lent. CPT members in Iraq...
  • February 13, 2004

    Billboards target Christian porn addicts

    -13/2/04

    Chocolates are always nice, and a diamond necklace would be delightful.

    Billboards target Christian porn addicts -13/2/04 Chocolates are always nice, and a diamond necklace would be delightful. But a Dallas-based ministry thinks it has a better idea for Valentine's Day reports the Associated Press. "Her gift for...
  • February 12, 2004

    Synod backs cafe church

    -12/2/04

    The Church of England has supported changes in its traditional parish structure including a range of new church sty

    Synod backs cafe church -12/2/04 The Church of England has supported changes in its traditional parish structure including a range of new church styles, such as "cafe churches". The church's general synod, meeting in London, enthusiastically...
  • February 12, 2004

    Christians go wild about Gibson film

    -12/2/04

    Christians are already buying tickets for Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion of the Christ," in huge

    Christians go wild about Gibson film -12/2/04 Christians are already buying tickets for Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion of the Christ," in huge numbers according to sources in the USA. The film doesn't open until 25th February ñ Ash Wednesday ñ...
  • February 12, 2004

    -12/2/04

    Plans to divert £5.5 million from Church of England cathedrals and bishops into mission work have been postponed indefinitely by the General Synod after a series of attacks by senior

    -12/2/04 Plans to divert £5.5 million from Church of England cathedrals and bishops into mission work have been postponed indefinitely by the General Synod after a series of attacks by senior clergymen. The decision will be seen as a failure by the...
  • February 12, 2004

    Three wise men may not have been says Synod

    -12/2/04

    The three wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus could have been women, according to the

    Three wise men may not have been says Synod -12/2/04 The three wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus could have been women, according to the Church of England's General Synod. The scriptures describe the people who followed a star to...