UK News Briefing

  • April 30, 2003

    Second class status for Christians maintained in Iran

    -30/4/03

    The conservative Guardian Council of Iran once again rejected a parliamentary bill on equal diyeh

    Second class status for Christians maintained in Iran -30/4/03 The conservative Guardian Council of Iran once again rejected a parliamentary bill on equal diyeh, or blood-price, for non-Muslim Iranian nationals. This effectively affirms that the...
  • April 30, 2003

    Call for tighter control of arms exports

    -30/4/03

    Two leading charities and the father of a child killed in the Dunblane tragedy have challenged the UK's arms

    Call for tighter control of arms exports -30/4/03 Two leading charities and the father of a child killed in the Dunblane tragedy have challenged the UK's arms control laws. On the day that the UK's domestic gun amnesty ends, Oxfam and Amnesty...
  • April 29, 2003

    Dawkins attacks creationist plans

    -29/4/03

    Richard Dawkins has attacked plans to open more schools teaching a 'creationist' view of the origins of life.

    Dawkins attacks creationist plans -29/4/03 Richard Dawkins has attacked plans to open more schools teaching a 'creationist' view of the origins of life. The Vardy Foundation, which already runs the Emmanuel College in Gateshead, a non-...
  • April 29, 2003

    Christians to compete for London mayor

    -29/4/03

    The Christian People's Alliance (CPA) confirmed yesterday that it will field a candidate in next years election

    Christians to compete for London mayor -29/4/03 The Christian Peopleís Alliance (CPA) confirmed yesterday that it will field a candidate in next years elections for London Mayor, meaning that at least two Christians will compete against each other...
  • April 29, 2003

    Archbishop to address post-modern spirituality

    -29/3/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will give a speech this afternoon tackling Benedictine spirituality and its

    Archbishop to address post-modern spirituality -29/3/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury will give a speech this afternoon tackling Benedictine spirituality and its relevance to post-modern culture. His contribution will be part of a live webcast from...
  • April 29, 2003

    Barry Morgan chosen as new Welsh Archbishop

    -29/4/03

    The decision was made yesterday that the Bishop of Llandaff, Barry Morgan, should be the new Archbishop of

    Barry Morgan chosen as new Welsh Archbishop -29/4/03 The decision was made yesterday that the Bishop of Llandaff, Barry Morgan, should be the new Archbishop of Wales. It took the 42-strong electoral college of the Church in Wales just over an hour...
  • April 28, 2003

    New Archbishop of Wales to be chosen

    -28/3/03

    A new Archbishop is about to be chosen by the Church in Wales.

    Dr Barry Morgan - the man currently in charge of

    New Archbishop of Wales to be chosen -28/3/03 A new Archbishop is about to be chosen by the Church in Wales. Dr Barry Morgan - the man currently in charge of the Llandaff diocese in Cardiff - is the favourite to follow Dr Rowan Williams who held the...
  • April 28, 2003

    Creationists plan six more schools

    -28/4/03

    The organisation behind a state-funded secondary school that has been criticised for promoting biblical creationism

    Creationists plan six more schools -28/4/03 The organisation behind a state-funded secondary school that has been criticised for promoting biblical creationism is to open two inner-city academies and is in talks that would bring seven schools under...
  • April 28, 2003

    Scottish catholics to protest child detention

    -28/4/03

    The Catholic Church in Scotland is to mount a national campaign against the detention of asylum seekers'

    Scottish catholics to protest child detention -28/4/03 The Catholic Church in Scotland is to mount a national campaign against the detention of asylum seekers' children, calling on the Home Secretary to end the practice and find more humane ways of...
  • April 28, 2003

    In a statement that will raise concerns amongst many churches, a national spokesman for the far Right British National Party has claimed that many of its members are 'Christians'.

    BNP claims many of its members are Christians -28/4/03 In a statement that will raise concerns amongst many churches, a national spokesman for the far Right British National Party has claimed that many of its members are ìChristiansî. Speaking to...