UK News

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Gordon Brown welcomes President Barack Obama as a "new chapter in the world's history", but a human rights activist says Britain cannot have a black head of state because of the institution of monarchy.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Churches should back concerted efforts to establish secure everyday living for Palestinians and Israelis after the Gaza ceasefire, says the moderator of the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    More prayer is needed for Zimbabwe, according to Christian relief agency Tearfund who are supporting local churches to meet the desperate needs of thousands of families in Zimbabwe.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Church youth groups and schools are being encouraged to test out their green credentials – from how they travel to school to their packed lunch habits – as part of this year’s eco-themed Education Sunday, taking place on Sunday 8th February.

  • 19 Jan 2009

    Christians from Christian Ecology Link joined a 'flashmob' at London Heathrow over the weekend. Hundreds of campaigners congregated in the Terminal 5 Departures area.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    Reconciliation in the midst of brokenness is the practical theme which thousands of Christians are exploring in the UK and across the world, as the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    The Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church are leading the way in responding to an Africa Day of Prayer in which the suffering people of Zimbabwe will be held in the thoughts and intentions of participants.

  • 17 Jan 2009

    While institutional religion is in decline in Britain, the diversification of belief and the massive global impact of faith means it is an appropriate subject for thoughtful TV programming, says an insider.

  • 17 Jan 2009

    Following reports that the headquarters of the UN aid agency in Gaza have been hit by white phosphorous fired by Israeli forces, the UK government is being asked to push for an explanation.

  • 16 Jan 2009

    A Christian bus driver from Southampton, Hampshire, has objected to driving a bus with a slogan proclaiming ‘There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life’.