UK News

  • January 27, 2010

    Churches in Scotland have launched an initiative at Holyrood seeking to place the abolition of nuclear weapons and the scrapping of the Trident system at the heart of the forthcoming General Election campaign.

  • January 27, 2010

    Church Action on Poverty is calling on Christians to demand that politicians make it a priority to close the gap between rich and poor, following the release of startling new figures revealing a dramatic level of inequality in the UK.

  • January 27, 2010

    Tens of thousands of people in Britain and millions across the world are today (27 January 2010) marking Holocaust Memorial Day - taking the theme 'the legacy of hope' in seeking to remember the past so as to shape a better future.

  • January 26, 2010

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has been joined by several major organisations in expressing grave concerns over the extent to which taxpayer-funded faith schools can currently discriminate against teaching staff.

  • January 26, 2010

    Andrew Copson has been appointed as the new chief executive of the British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity promoting Humanism and representing the interests of ethically concerned, non-religious people in the UK.

  • January 26, 2010

    Donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have topped £50m exactly two weeks after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Christian Aid, the Methodist Church and the Non-Believers Giving scheme also report a surge in support.

  • January 26, 2010

    Human rights campaigners, trades unions and several religious groups have reacted with dismay to a House of Lords vote allowing religious organisations greater exemptions from anti-discrimination law in matters of employment.

  • January 26, 2010

    The government has agreed to consider measures to give legal recognition to religious same-sex partnership ceremonies, after the proposal received support in the House of Lords. No religious elements are currently allowed in civil partnerships.

  • January 26, 2010

    A new partnership statement has been agreed by the Scottish Episcopal Church (Anglican), the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church in Scotland. It was was sealed by leaders of the churches at a service in St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth.

  • January 25, 2010

    The role of religion is under the spotlight as the House of Lords debates amendments to the Equality Bill. They include a proposal to allow religious elements in same-sex partnerships.