UK News Briefing

  • April 24, 2003

    Institute calls for religious freedom in Iraq

    -24/4/03

    The US Institute on Religion and Public Policy has urged the American president to do all he can to guara

    Institute calls for religious freedom in Iraq -24/4/03 The US Institute on Religion and Public Policy has urged the American president to do all he can to guarantee freedom of religion under the new regime in Iraq. In a letter to George Bush ,...
  • April 24, 2003

    Children being held at Guantanamo Bay

    -24/3/03

    The news that children younger than 16 are being held in the American detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, has been

    Children being held at Guantanamo Bay -24/3/03 The news that children younger than 16 are being held in the American detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, has been met by outrage from human rights groups who condemned it as repugnant and illegal. The...
  • April 23, 2003

    Falling markets cost charities billions

    -23/4/03

    New research has revealed that the continuing steep decline in the stock market last year cost charities £8.6bn

    Falling markets cost charities billions -23/4/03 New research has revealed that the continuing steep decline in the stock market last year cost charities £8.6bn in lost investments. Individual charities confirmed the gloomy picture painted in the...
  • April 23, 2003

    Professor: Exodus miracles explained by science

    -23/4/03

    The miracles of the Biblical book of Exodus can be explained by science, according to a Cambridge Unive

    Professor: Exodus miracles explained by science -23/4/03 The miracles of the Biblical book of Exodus can be explained by science, according to a Cambridge University professor. Professor Colin Humphreys claims in a new book that phenomena described...
  • April 22, 2003

    Fears over Evangelical charities in Iraq

    -22/4/03

    Fears have been expressed as Evangelical charities, seen as "hostile to Islam" prepare to distribute food, wat

    Fears over Evangelical charities in Iraq -22/4/03 Fears have been expressed as Evangelical charities, seen as "hostile to Islam" prepare to distribute food, water, medicine and building materials in Iraq. One of the charities, Samaritan's Purse, is...
  • April 22, 2003

    Prayers to be said on anniversary of Lawrence death

    -22/4/03

    Prayers to celebrate and mark the impact of Stephen Lawrence's life will be said this afternoon on

    Prayers to be said on anniversary of Lawrence death -22/4/03 Prayers to celebrate and mark the impact of Stephen Lawrenceís life will be said this afternoon on the 10th anniversary of his death. The 18-year-old A-level student was stabbed to death...
  • April 22, 2003

    In a surprising statement on Good Friday, the International Development Secretary revealed that she thinks in theological terms.

    Short talks of theological thinking on Iraq -22/4/03 In a surprising statement on Good Friday, the International Development Secretary revealed that she thinks in theological terms. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the International Development...
  • April 22, 2003

    Sunday campaigners defeated at tribunal

    -22/4/03

    In a blow to 'Keep Sunday Special ' campaigners, a Christian man who claimed he was fired for refusing to work

    Sunday campaigners defeated at tribunal -22/4/03 In a blow to ìKeep Sunday Special ì campaigners, a Christian man who claimed he was fired for refusing to work on Sundays has lost his case in front of a British employment tribunal. Stephen Copsey,...
  • April 21, 2003

    Church leaders address Iraq in Easter messages

    -21/4/03

    Bishops and other church leaders were outspoken about the war with Iraq over the Easter weekend, with ma

    Church leaders address Iraq in Easter messages -21/4/03 Bishops and other church leaders were outspoken about the war with Iraq over the Easter weekend, with many of them steadfast in their opposition to it. Perhaps the most original message came in...
  • April 18, 2003

    Archbishop washes feet in physical sermon

    -18/4/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has performed the ancient Maundy Thursday feet washing ceremony in Canterbury Ca

    Archbishop washes feet in physical sermon -18/4/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has performed the ancient Maundy Thursday feet washing ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral for the first time in 400 years. Maundy Thursday is traditionally the day when...