UK News

  • 8 Dec 2008

    A trip to the dentist, a latrine and a night in a malnutrition ward. Sound like the world’s worst Christmas presents? Not according to figures released today by Present Aid, the ethical gift shop for charity Christian Aid.

  • 8 Dec 2008

    Christians have been urged to opt for "low-carbon living" within "a web of fossil fuel existence" as many poor countries such as Bangladesh experience the negative aspects of human-induced global warming.

  • 7 Dec 2008

    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, believes that Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should now be forced out of office, with the country's cholera outbreak being the final straw with the tyrannical regime.

  • 5 Dec 2008

    Runnymede Trust, a respected multi-ethnic research body, has said that schools backed by religious bodies can play a valuable part in the education mix, but only if they are prepared for radical reform.

  • 3 Dec 2008

    Richard Mortimer has been appointed deputy general secretary of the United Reformed Church. He moves from a role in guiding the Church’s links with other Christian traditions, as secretary for ecumenical relations.

  • 2 Dec 2008

    Progressio has welcomed the British government’s repeated promise to deliver 0.7% of GNP in development aid to the world's poorest countries, but says it must follow through on long-term commitments to developing nations.

  • 1 Dec 2008

    Governments, donors and the international community must do more to ensure that every HIV positive pregnant woman has access to high quality Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) services.

  • 1 Dec 2008

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have urged the Government to reduce Britain’s carbon emissions following Lord Turner’s report published today.

  • 1 Dec 2008

    A pioneering charity has launched a new initiative in the face of the credit crunch, to take loans from people who need a decent return on their income, and invest their money to help those in the developing world.

  • 30 Nov 2008

    Christian Aid says poor countries should be able to use their own wealth and resources to help them overcome poverty, and is urging people to pressure PM Gordon Brown to end tax loopholes that undermine this possibility.