UK News Briefing

  • November 14, 2003

    Jesuits speak out against GM food

    -14/11/03

    Two Jesuits have told a Vatican biotech forum that tinkering with God's creation by making new plant sp

    Jesuits speak out against GM food -14/11/03 Two Jesuits have told a Vatican biotech forum that tinkering with God's creation by making new plant species is contrary to church teaching, adding a moral voice to a debate dominated by scientific,...
  • November 14, 2003

    Williams to be honoured by Catholic church

    -14/11/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will today receive one of the top honours awarded by the Catholic

    Williams to be honoured by Catholic church -14/11/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury will today receive one of the top honours awarded by the Catholic Church. Dr Rowan Williams will be the first Archbishop of Canterbury to be made Knight Grand Cross ñ...
  • November 13, 2003

    Christian Aid gives evidence to MPs on Palestinian occupation

    -13/11/03

    Christian Aid was due to give evidence this week to a Parliamentary inquiry

    Christian Aid gives evidence to MPs on Palestinian occupation -13/11/03 Christian Aid was due to give evidence this week to a Parliamentary inquiry into the humanitarian crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Middle East expert William Bell...
  • November 13, 2003

    Memorial for Mike Yaconelli announced

    -13/11/03

    Following the recent death of Mike Yaconelli, a regular and popular contributor at the Greenbelt art

    Memorial for Mike Yaconelli announced -13/11/03 Following the recent death of Mike Yaconelli, a regular and popular contributor at the Greenbelt arts festival, a tribute will be held on Sunday November 23rd at St Lukeís Church in Holloway, north...
  • November 13, 2003

    Robinson calls for inclusive church

    -13/11/03

    by James Solheim

    As the controversy over the November 2 consecration of Gene Robinson as the chur

    Robinson calls for inclusive church -13/11/03 by James Solheim As the controversy over the November 2 consecration of Gene Robinson as the church's first openly gay man to be elected to the episcopate continues to simmer, the bishop has pledged to...
  • November 7, 2003

    Welcome for BAT decision to pull out of Burma

    -7/11/03

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has welcomed the British American Tobacco (BAT) decision

    Welcome for BAT decision to pull out of Burma -7/11/03 Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has welcomed the British American Tobacco (BAT) decision to pull out of its investment in Burma. BAT was the largest single British investor in Burma and...
  • November 7, 2003

    Bishops allow clergy to say prayers for gay couples

    -7/11/03

    Church of England bishops are allowing clergy to hold special prayer services for homos

    Bishops allow clergy to say prayers for gay couples -7/11/03 Church of England bishops are allowing clergy to hold special prayer services for homosexual couples despite the Church's ban on same-sex blessings, reports the Daily Telegraph. The Bishop...
  • November 7, 2003

    Anger at appointment of muslim at C of E school

    -7/11/03

    The appointment of a Muslim as headteacher of a Church of England primary school has been c

    Anger at appointment of muslim at C of E school -7/11/03 The appointment of a Muslim as headteacher of a Church of England primary school has been criticised by a prominent member of the clergy. The Rev George Curry, a trustee of the Christian...
  • November 5, 2003

    -5/11/03

    British and Irish Church leaders have this week written to the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem assuring them of the prayers for continued international support for a sustainable polit

    -5/11/03 British and Irish Church leaders have this week written to the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem assuring them of the prayers for continued international support for a sustainable political resolution. The letter was sent by Churches Together...
  • November 4, 2003

    Church to urge debate over homosexuality

    -4/11/03

    A Church of England document on sexuality is expected to urge more debate on homosexuality.

    Church to urge debate over homosexuality -4/11/03 A Church of England document on sexuality is expected to urge more debate on homosexuality. The document, to be published on Tuesday, will explore whether there can be legitimate diversity on...