UK News Briefing

  • May 16, 2003

    Alliance of Jewish and Christian zionists meet in Washington

    -16/5/03

    A selection of hard-core pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian groups will meet this weekend in W

    Alliance of Jewish and Christian zionists meet in Washington -16/5/03 A selection of hard-core pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian groups will meet this weekend in Washington for an ìInterfaith Zionist Leadership Summitî which is likley to strenghen an...
  • May 15, 2003

    Christian MP to stand down at next election

    -15/5/03

    The former culture secretary and prominent member of the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) Chris Smith,

    Christian MP to stand down at next election -15/5/03 The former culture secretary and prominent member of the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) Chris Smith, has announced he will stand down as an MP at the next election. Mr Smith, who emerged as a...
  • May 15, 2003

    Anti-war vicar found guilty of Iraq protest

    -15/5/03

    A magistrate has rejected a vicar's defence that God told him to block a road in protest.

    Anti-war vicar found guilty of Iraq protest -15/5/03 A magistrate has rejected a vicar's defence that God told him to block a road in protest. Raymond Gaston was charged with unlawfully obstructing a highway during an anti-war protest in Leeds city...
  • May 14, 2003

    Prophetic warning about MEPs comes to pass

    -14/5/03

    A prophetic warning by Bishops and other church leaders about the dangers of introducing a closed list s

    Prophetic warning about MEPs comes to pass -14/5/03 A prophetic warning by Bishops and other church leaders about the dangers of introducing a closed list system for elections to the European Parliament, appears to have been substantiated. A study...
  • May 13, 2003

    Asylum policy should focus on peacemaking

    -13/5/03

    Government attempts to cut the number of asylum seekers should focus on peacemaking according to a leading

    Asylum policy should focus on peacemaking -13/5/03 Government attempts to cut the number of asylum seekers should focus on peacemaking according to a leading think tank. A report published by the influential Institute for Public Policy Research (...
  • May 13, 2003

    MPs highlight third world debt

    -13/5/03

    Campaigners against Third World debt are today set to join with MPs in a bid to highlight the need for further action

    MPs highlight third world debt -13/5/03 Campaigners against Third World debt are today set to join with MPs in a bid to highlight the need for further action by Western governments. MPs from all three political parties will be addressing one of the...
  • May 13, 2003

    Bush administration is attacking the poor say Christians

    -13/5/03

    Christian campaigners in the USA are claiming that proposed regulations by the Bush adminis

    Bush administration is attacking the poor say Christians -13/5/03 Christian campaigners in the USA are claiming that proposed regulations by the Bush administration regarding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) amounts to an ìattackî the poor. The...
  • May 13, 2003

    Pressure groups mixed response to Short resignation - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective

    Pressure groups mixed response to Short resignation - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective...
  • May 12, 2003

    Tories exploit Labour splits over Euro as poor are ignored

    -12/5/03

    Conservatives are seizing on splits in the Labour party over joining the Euro and emphasisi

    Tories exploit Labour splits over Euro as poor are ignored -12/5/03 Conservatives are seizing on splits in the Labour party over joining the Euro and emphasising that a decision to be made primarily in terms of the UKís national interest....
  • May 12, 2003

    Death sentence for militant who killed missionaries

    -12/5/03

    A Yemeni man was sentenced to death on Saturday for the killing of three American Baptist missio

    Death sentence for militant who killed missionaries -12/5/03 A Yemeni man was sentenced to death on Saturday for the killing of three American Baptist missionaries. The suspected al-Qaida militant, Abed Abdul Razak Kamel, pleaded not guilty to the...