UK News Briefing

  • May 12, 2003

    Pumping oil leads to poverty says Christian Aid

    -12/5/03

    Pumping oil has led to greater poverty, a high likelihood of war and massive corruption - rather tha

    Pumping oil leads to poverty says Christian Aid -12/5/03 Pumping oil has led to greater poverty, a high likelihood of war and massive corruption - rather than bringing peace, wealth and prosperity for poor people, says a new report from Christian...
  • May 12, 2003

    Short resigns ending strategic relationship for churches

    -12/5/03

    Clare Short has resigned as international development secretary, ending a controversial min

    Short resigns ending strategic relationship for churches -12/5/03 Clare Short has resigned as international development secretary, ending a controversial ministerial career, but one in which she worked closely with churches, church leaders and aid...
  • May 12, 2003

    Williams to address unity as new church splits emerge

    -12/3/05

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is to give a keynote address at a major conference on christian

    Williams to address unity as new church splits emerge -12/3/05 The Archbishop of Canterbury is to give a keynote address at a major conference on christian unity next week, as new splits in the Church arise from the ranks of the countryís...
  • May 11, 2003

    Public urged to oppose euthanasia bill

    -11/5/03

    A campaign has been initiated by groups opposed to Lord Joffe's Patient Assisted Suicide Bill which will be d

    Public urged to oppose euthanasia bill -11/5/03 A campaign has been initiated by groups opposed to Lord Joffeís Patient Assisted Suicide Bill which will be debated in the House of Lords next month. The Bill which would make euthanasia legal in the...
  • May 11, 2003

    Archbishop received tide of hate mail

    -11/5/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, received piles of venomous mail following his appointment last y

    Archbishop received tide of hate mail -11/5/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, received piles of venomous mail following his appointment last year, much of which was sparked by conservative Evangelical pressure groups say his staff....
  • May 9, 2003

    Time of crucifixion and resurrection pinpointed

    -9/5/03

    Two Romanian astronomers claim to have pinpointed the exact time and date of Christ's crucifixion an

    Time of crucifixion and resurrection pinpointed -9/5/03 Two Romanian astronomers claim to have pinpointed the exact time and date of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection using historical and biblical data. Liviu Mircea and Tiberiu Oproiu say their...
  • May 9, 2003

    European unit to monitor pro life groups

    -9/5/03

    Fears are growing among pro life groups following the news that the European Union has set up a unit to moni

    European unit to monitor pro life groups -9/5/03 Fears are growing among pro life groups following the news that the European Union has set up a unit to monitor their activities. Mrs Dana Rosemary Scallon, an Irish Member of the European Parliament...
  • May 8, 2003

    Archbishop refuses to bless war

    -8/5/03

    Dr Rowan Williams is unwilling to conduct a thanksgiving service for the end of the war in Iraq fearing that it could ap

    Archbishop refuses to bless war -8/5/03 Dr Rowan Williams is unwilling to conduct a thanksgiving service for the end of the war in Iraq fearing that it could appear triumphalist. The Archbishop of Canterbury has told No 10, which is drawing up plans...
  • May 8, 2003

    Green Christians tackle sustainable development

    -8/5/03

    The fourth Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) has kicked off at Volos in Gr

    Green Christians tackle sustainable development -8/5/03 The fourth Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) has kicked off at Volos in Greece. This Assembly provides an opportunity for Christians working on environmental...
  • May 8, 2003

    US will be blessed by supporting Israeli nationalism

    -8/5/03

    The President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has said that the

    US will be blessed by supporting Israeli nationalism -8/5/03 The President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has said that the US should support Israel because of its love for freedom and fulfilment of biblical promises...