UK News

  • December 10, 2009

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is facing strong criticism for participating in a carol service at a church that carries out “exorcisms” of gay people. The incident is being compared to Ken Livingstone's hosting of a fundamentalist Muslim.

  • December 9, 2009

    As the government launches its pre-budget statement, the second report from the authors of the Green New Deal argue that the British Chancellor needs to tackle public debt, create thousands of new green jobs and transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • December 9, 2009

    A gathering of 250 Christian leaders from across the globe will take place in Scotland’s capital next year, organisers have announced. It will look back to the historic 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference and look toward a common global Christian vision.

  • December 9, 2009

    As the government prepares for its Pre-Budget Report today, three of the UK’s largest Churches have called for priority to be given to job security and protection for the poor. They have criticised suggestions of public sector job cuts.

  • December 7, 2009

    Campaigners have warned against a naïve response to today’s announcement that some Kit Kat bars will become fair-trade in the New Year, pointing out that Nestle is continuing to lobby against reforms to unfair trade rules.

  • December 7, 2009

    The Methodist Church has said will continue to seek to profit from investments in controversial oil and mining shares, despite last week’s announcement that it was to ‘use its investments to fight climate change’.

  • December 6, 2009

    A major study of public perceptions of Quakerism in Britain has produced mixed results, with large numbers of people having heard of Quakers but with confusion over some basic questions of identity.

  • December 5, 2009

    It is vital that the needs of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged are at the centre of the debate about climate change, the Archbishop of Westminster said at the ecumenical service before The Wave in London today

  • December 5, 2009

    More than 20 senior church leaders have gathered for a church service with more than 3,000 other Christians to support the London Wave, urging an ambitious, fair and effective deal at the Copenhagen Summit on climate change.

  • December 5, 2009

    Campaigners have welcomed the news that chocolate giant Nestlé UK will announce its four finger Kit Kat bars are to be fairly traded, but unhappy that its two finger bars will be exempt