UK News

  • December 28, 2009

    In her Christmas message, the Rev Roberta Rominger, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, has talked of the harsh realities and disappointments of life in 2009 and linked them to the abiding promise of the Christmas story.

  • December 27, 2009

    Relatives of a British man facing execution for drug smuggling in China have arrived in the country to make last-minute appeals to authorities for mercy, with his execution due on 29 December 2009.

  • December 26, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams used his Christmas sermon to encourage people towards healthy mutual dependence rather than consumer driven self-assertion. He also said children were being forced into adulthood too fast.

  • December 25, 2009

    The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, used his Christmas Midnight Mass message at Westminster Cathedral to criticise the idea that happiness comes from wealth, status, celebrity and how we are regarded by society.

  • December 24, 2009

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has strongly criticised the inhuman UK policy on asylum seekers and has also spoken against the anti-homosexuality bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament.

  • December 24, 2009

    The President of the Methodist Church in Britain has challenged people to look beyond the romanticism of the Christmas story in search of the reality - which includes confronting a world of division and injustice.

  • December 23, 2009

    Anglican priest Tim Jones has warned that many people in poverty are driven to crime to survive. He encouraged people in this situation to shoplift what they need rather than resort to mugging or prostitution.

  • December 23, 2009

    While psychological researchers sometimes ask volunteers about their dreams, a unit at the University of Wales in Lampeter, in mid Wales, collects religious experiences that can used as a resource for theology students.

  • December 22, 2009

    The historic news that the leaders of Britain's three main political parties will for the first time take part in a series of televised debates at the next general election has been mired in accusations that they have 'stitched up democracy' for their own benefit.

  • December 21, 2009

    There might not have been anywhere for expectant Mary and her husband Joseph two thousand years ago, but a minister in Lanark, Scotland, says there is plenty of room at the inn this Christmas. At least, at the one to which he is going.