UK News

  • 13 May 2009

    A major London conference this weekend will seek to show that people of faith and those with non-religious beliefs can be united in common purpose and action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination on grounds of sexuality and identity.

  • 13 May 2009

    A Church of Scotland body claims that Scottish public life would benefit if congregational conflict could be overcome, and admits that churches need to become part of the solution rather than the problem when it comes to angry disputes.

  • 13 May 2009

    Respected mental health charity Mind has this week published a disturbing new report presenting evidence that the recession is having an adverse affect on men’s mental health, in particular. It dovetails with a week of awareness-raising.

  • 12 May 2009

    UK public donations for the joint Zimbabwe emergency and development appeal launched by the Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York have reached £292,330, the administrators of the fund have announced this week.

  • 11 May 2009

    As the controversy over MPs' expenses continues, with fresh revelations in the press and a row over the Speaker's recent intervention, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has weighed into the argument accusing parliamentarians of “clawing greed”.

  • 10 May 2009

    Glasgow Cathedral will host a major Christian Aid Week service on Sunday 17 May 2009. Dr Daleep Mukarji, director of the British-based international NGO, will preach. The service will include stories and prayers for justice for the world’s poor.

  • 9 May 2009

    New government figures released on 7 May 2009 confirm that progress on fighting poverty in the UK had come to a halt, even before the current recession, says the campaigning organisation Church Action on Poverty.

  • 8 May 2009

    The Church of England is planning rapid expansion of publicly-funded schools in its control, but it faces a challenge from parents, teachers, unions, academics, clergy and many others who want to end discrimination in admissions and employment.

  • 8 May 2009

    Black church leaders and community groups have joined protests from civil rights campaigners over the UK government’s decision to retain DNA profiles on close to a million innocent people for up to 12 years.

  • 8 May 2009

    Roger Gayler, a 65-year-old vicar of St Mark’s Church at Mark's Gate in Barking and Dagenham is to preach, meet the scouts, speak to schoolchildren, study with his Bishop and collect envelopes door-to-door with just half a beard – for Christian Aid week.