UK News

  • 23 Sep 2008

    As Gordon Brown prepares to deliver a speech promising “fairness for all”, church leaders this morning delivered their own message for a fairer society to delegates at the Labour Party Conference.

  • 23 Sep 2008

    Business Secretary John Hutton’s ringing endorsement of coal as a source of energy at the Labour conference makes a public enquiry into plans to build a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth essential, says Christian Aid.

  • 23 Sep 2008

    A Catholic priest who lives and ministers in London began a short prison sentence last week, after he refused to pay a fine following a peace protest which was ruled to have broken public order restrictions.

  • 18 Sep 2008

    A leading British scientific institution is facing criticism for its effective dismissal of a leading scientist after he made remarks about creationism in the classroom that it admits were misinterpreted by the media.

  • 18 Sep 2008

    New research published this week by Theos, a church-backed theology think tank, suggests that there is a growing use of 'God talk' by party political leaders in their conference speeches.

  • 18 Sep 2008

    Clarion Events, organisers of exhibitions including the Baby Show and the Spirit of Christmas Fair, have announced their purchase of two arms fairs. This is in addition to the three arms fairs they bought in May 2008.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    The Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have cautiously welcomed news of the power-sharing deal reached between the Zanu-PF and MDC political parties in Zimbabwe. But they have expressed concern about the practical realities.

  • 15 Sep 2008

    The Baptist Union, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church are calling for churches and governments to mark the International Day of Peace by praying and working for peace in the Indian State of Orissa and Georgia.

  • 14 Sep 2008

    Mid way through the International Year of Sanitation and more than half way towards the deadline for meeting Millennium Development Goal 7, charity World Vision has released a provocative viral film to raise awareness that 1.1 billion people don't have access to clean water

  • 13 Sep 2008

    A leading biological scientist, and the prestigious Royal Society he works for, has said that his comments on creationism and the classroom have been misrepresented - and that it is opposed to creationism being taught as science.