UK News Briefing

  • May 20, 2003

    Churches fall out over ethics of cloning

    -20/5/03

    A damaging row has erupted between Scotland's two main churches over the issue of cloning which could huge

    Churches fall out over ethics of cloning -20/5/03 A damaging row has erupted between Scotlandís two main churches over the issue of cloning which could hugely damage the credibility of churches speaking on such ethical issues reports the Scotsman...
  • May 20, 2003

    Sanctions should be imposed against Israel say clergy

    -20/5/03

    Economic sanctions should be imposed on Israel over its treatment of Palestinians, the General

    Sanctions should be imposed against Israel say clergy -20/5/03 Economic sanctions should be imposed on Israel over its treatment of Palestinians, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was told yesterday. The Rev Arrick Wilkinson, a minister...
  • May 20, 2003

    Conservative Christians send anti-road map letter to Bush

    -20/5/03

    Twenty-two American Christian conservative leaders have signed a letter George W.

    Conservative Christians send anti-road map letter to Bush -20/5/03 Twenty-two American Christian conservative leaders have signed a letter George W. Bush protesting against the road map to Middle East peace saying in its current form it "could lead...
  • May 19, 2003

    Archbishop questions Christendom

    -19/5/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has questioned the idea of Christendom where the Christian faith is more a matter of c

    Archbishop questions Christendom -19/5/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has questioned the idea of Christendom where the Christian faith is more a matter of culture and tradition than conviction. Saying that members of the Western Church exhibit...
  • May 19, 2003

    Clergy appeal for prisoners in camp x-ray rejected

    -19/5/03

    The Supreme Court in the USA has rejected an appeal by clergy against the detention of hundreds o

    Clergy appeal for prisoners in camp x-ray rejected -19/5/03 The Supreme Court in the USA has rejected an appeal by clergy against the detention of hundreds of U.S. prisoners in camp x-ray,who were picked up in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terror...
  • May 19, 2003

    Tories to be party for the poor

    -19/5/03

    The Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith, has made a striking bid to rid his party of its uncaring image by declaring he w

    Tories to be party for the poor -19/5/03 The Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith, has made a striking bid to rid his party of its uncaring image by declaring he wants it to become "the party for the poor", taking up a theme suggested several years ago by...
  • May 18, 2003

    Iraqis murdered as anti-christian violence increases

    -18/5/03

    Anti-Christian violence which Christians in Iraq have long feared seems finally to have arrived

    Iraqis murdered as anti-christian violence increases -18/5/03 Anti-Christian violence which Christians in Iraq have long feared seems finally to have arrived with the brutal murder of two Christian men says the Barnabas Fund. Sabah Gazala and Abdul...
  • May 16, 2003

    Shootings in Baghdad reach epidemic proportions

    -16/5/03

    Statistics that have just been published reveal that 242 people have died in Baghdad in just over th

    Shootings in Baghdad reach epidemic proportions -16/5/03 Statistics that have just been published reveal that 242 people have died in Baghdad in just over three weeks - almost all from bullet wounds. The news comes after a warning at the beginning...
  • May 16, 2003

    Christian socialists tackle passion and politics

    -16/5/03

    God, politics and passion are the 'explosive' mix of a YMCA / Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) sp

    Christian socialists tackle passion and politics -16/5/03 God, politics and passion are the ìexplosiveî mix of a YMCA / Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) sponsored youth conference this weekend. Amongt the questions that the conference will tackle...
  • May 16, 2003

    Evangelicals praise Eastenders storyline

    -16/5/03

    The Evangelical Alliance has congratulated the BBC soap, EastEnders, for its 'sympathetic' and 'positive' p

    Evangelicals praise Eastenders storyline -16/5/03 The Evangelical Alliance has congratulated the BBC soap, EastEnders, for its ìsympatheticî and ìpositiveî portrayal of Dot Cottonís `crisis of faithí in one of its current storylines. In a move that...