UK News Briefing

  • May 30, 2003

    Catholic theologian may sue over atheist claim

    -30/5/03

    A leading British Roman Catholic academic is considering legal action against an American television

    Catholic theologian may sue over atheist claim -30/5/03 A leading British Roman Catholic academic is considering legal action against an American television company that quoted him on its website as describing his ìjourney to atheismî reports the...
  • May 29, 2003

    Faith divisions increase risk of conflict says Amnesty

    -29/5/03

    Divisions between people of different faiths have widened, making further conflict more likel

    Faith divisions increase risk of conflict says Amnesty -29/5/03 Divisions between people of different faiths have widened, making further conflict more likely, while ìgenuine fearsî have been instilled across all sections of society during the last...
  • May 29, 2003

    God left out of EU constitution

    -29/5/03

    In a move that will elicit a mixed response from Christians, mention of God has been omitted from the proposed intro

    God left out of EU constitution -29/5/03 In a move that will elicit a mixed response from Christians, mention of God has been omitted from the proposed introduction to the EU's new constitution. The preamble, written by ValÈry Giscard d'Estaing and...
  • May 29, 2003

    Short hits back at pro-lifers

    -29/5/03

    Clare Short, the former British Secretary of State for International

    Development, has hit back at a pro life group fo

    Short hits back at pro-lifers -29/5/03 Clare Short, the former British Secretary of State for International Development, has hit back at a pro life group following its claims about her support for abortion and population control, upon her...
  • May 29, 2003

    Catholic priest may broker spanish ceasefire

    -29/5/03

    An Irish Roman Catholic priest has been called on by Basque nationalists to negotiate a ceasefire betwe

    Catholic priest may broker spanish ceasefire -29/5/03 An Irish Roman Catholic priest has been called on by Basque nationalists to negotiate a ceasefire between the Spanish government and the separatist terrorist group Eta. Fr Alec Reid who was at...
  • May 28, 2003

    Churches welcome draft EU constitution

    -28/5/03

    European bishops have welcomed the draft EU constitution issued by the Presidium of the European Convention o

    Churches welcome draft EU constitution -28/5/03 European bishops have welcomed the draft EU constitution issued by the Presidium of the European Convention on Monday, reports the Independent Catholic News. Rev R¸diger Noll, director of the Church...
  • May 28, 2003

    Government accused of hypocrisy over arms sales

    -28/5/03

    The Government has been accused of hypocrisy for allowing arms sales worth £16m to central African n

    Government accused of hypocrisy over arms sales -28/5/03 The Government has been accused of hypocrisy for allowing arms sales worth £16m to central African nations embroiled in the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. British companies sold...
  • May 28, 2003

    Anglicans close door on blessings for gay couples

    -28/3/05

    The leaders of the worldwide Anglican communion, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, appear to

    Anglicans close door on blessings for gay couples -28/3/05 The leaders of the worldwide Anglican communion, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, appear to have closed the door on church blessing services for gay couples. The move follows the...
  • May 28, 2003

    Religious leaders discuss future of Iraq

    -28/5/03

    Representatives of Iraq's Muslim and Christian communities have opened talks in Amman, to discuss how they

    Religious leaders discuss future of Iraq -28/5/03 Representatives of Iraq's Muslim and Christian communities have opened talks in Amman, to discuss how they can contribute to a new leadership in their country. The two-day meeting in the capital of...
  • May 27, 2003

    10k award for people who show that faith works

    -27/5/03

    Faithworks and Spring Harvest are to award £10,000 to a project that is inspired by Christian faith a

    10k award for people who show that faith works -27/5/03 Faithworks and Spring Harvest are to award £10,000 to a project that is inspired by Christian faith and is demonstrating best practice in community development. The Faithworks Award 2003 will...