UK News

  • January 8, 2010

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been strongly criticised for backing an attempt by anti-immigration campaigners to turn migration into a confrontational election issue, and for appearing to want migrants who accept 'Christian values' to have priority.

  • January 7, 2010

    The Rev Dr Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the Methodist Church, signed up to the 10:10 campaign yesterday on behalf of over 100 staff at Methodist Church House in London.

  • January 6, 2010

    Jubilee Debt Campaign today called on the British government to support a neutral debt arbitration system to radically reform international lending.

  • January 6, 2010

    Councillors in Newbury have given their official backing to plans to make a local church the first 'carbon neutral' place of worship in England. St George’s Church aims to make its carbon footprint zero by the end of 2011.

  • January 5, 2010

    The Requiem Mass for northern Ireland's Cardinal Cahal Daly takes place today (5 January 2010) at 12.00 noon, followed by his burial in Cathedral grounds. The Cardinal, who has died aged 92, has been praised as a champion of peace and justice.

  • January 4, 2010

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, the international peace and justice activist, is taking his message of hope to the high seas in 2010 - as one of the guest lecturers on the Southampton-based ship, Queen Mary 2.

  • January 3, 2010

    Volunteers working with church and secular homeless relief and action groups over the Christmas period have accused the government of failing to respond adequately to the needs of rough sleepers during the cold snap.

  • January 2, 2010

    The Church of England has joined community and public broadcasting campaigners in urging the Government to uphold the prohibition on product placement in TV programmes, following commercial pressure to end it.

  • January 1, 2010

    In his New Year Message, the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged reconsideration of the importance placed on material wealth, stressing the need to 'turn outwards' and appreciate the treasure of our fellow human beings instead.

  • December 30, 2009

    UK-based development agency Christian Aid is making a New Year appeal to offset a drop in income. The NGO has been seriously affected by the recession and does not currently have enough funds to help all the people it planned to in 2010.