UK News

  • 11 Feb 2009

    The General Synod of the Church of England has voted overwhelmingly to back a motion calling for a prohibition on clergy and senior staff being members of the far-right British National Party.

  • 11 Feb 2009

    Parliament has ordered extra security for a controversial House of Lords event which will go ahead despite a ban on the dutch MP behind it entering the country. The private screening of Wilders' film Fitna was initially postponed to allow time for clarification on issues concerning freedom of speech.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    The Church of England announced yesterday it had withdrawn its investments in a controversial company as theologians and priests intended to publish a letter denouncing the Church's investment.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    Hundreds of people attended a special service to mark Autism Sunday 2009 - the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome on 8 February. Cheryl Gillan MP is introducing an Autism Bill in parliament.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    A nurse who was suspended for asking a patient whether she would like to be prayed for at the end of a home treatment session will return to work "as soon as she feels able to do so", the NHS has said.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    Church leaders of all denominations laced up their hiking boots, hoisted their rucksacks and gathered their laptops yesterday.

  • 9 Feb 2009

    A report launched today in the UK will call for a moratorium on new mining in the Philippines. The Church of England however has a substantial investment in the companies which the report challenges.

  • 9 Feb 2009

    The General Synod of Church of England meets in Westminster this week, tackling issues that include the international financial crisis, women bishops, the Anglican Covenant, human trafficking, asylum, and the Church’s approach to the BNP.

  • 9 Feb 2009

    The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, will tomorrow (10 February) support proposals forbidding Church of England clergy and lay staff joining racist organisations.

  • 9 Feb 2009

    The Guardian has today launched an alternative to the BBC’s long running Thought for the Day slot, broadcast at 7.50am in the morning on Radio 4.