UK News

  • 14 Nov 2008

    A series exploring alternative views on Christianity will spearhead Channel 4's winter season of programmes, it was announced yesterday. Broadcaster said it was part of the most ambitious religious programming commission in its history.

  • 13 Nov 2008

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has praised the Anglican bishop of Harare, the Rt Rev Sebastian Bakare, for tackling injustices in his country and also for speaking against corruption within his own church.

  • 12 Nov 2008

    Abbot Christopher Jamison, star of the BBC television series The Monastery, has warned that rampant consumer culture is taking over people's moral purpose, and must be tackled in order to address climate change.

  • 12 Nov 2008

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is offering supporters an Advent email with daily tips to help beat the credit crunch this Christmas, and benefit the planet and its people.

  • 11 Nov 2008

    Over the last few days churches up and down the country have made a political statement which will be widely covered across print and broadcast media. But it is likely to pass without so much as a murmur of criticism.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    The British Methodist Church has welcomed calls from MPs to set minimum prices on alcoholic drinks. A report from the Home Affairs Select Committee ‘Policing in the 21st Century’ published today, highlighted the serious problems of alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    A programme which examines the bravery and the Christian faith of conscientious objectors, will be screened tonight on Channel 4. It is the latest episode in the series Not Forgotten, presented by Ian Hislop, which looks at the stories behind the names on First World War memorials.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    Anti-poverty and environmental groups today pressed Gordon Brown to end his love affair with big business. In a visual demonstration campaigners posed as a fat cat in bed with the British prime minister outside the Bank of England.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    Around 150 16 to 23-year-old Methodists will celebrate the launch of a bold new £4 million Youth Participation Strategy (YPS) at their conference in Kings Park, Northampton.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    The government unit responsible for promoting British exports, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), is facing calls for an end to its role in the arms trade, as activists launch a new campaign to keep up pressure on the suthorities.