UK News

  • September 14, 2009

    Church leaders are being encouraged to mark The International Day of Peace on Peacemaking Sunday using resources provided by The Baptist Union of Great Britain, The Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church.

  • September 13, 2009

    The new Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Rev Gwenda Richards, has urged its members to be more vocal and engaged in the society around them.

  • September 12, 2009

    The UK-based churches' development agency, Christian Aid, wants both the European Commission and the British government to do more on climate change, saying EC proposals "seriously lack ambition".

  • September 11, 2009

    The leaders of Britain's Methodist Church will attend the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Liverpool next week to show solidarity with vulnerable workers and to develop their links with trade unionists.

  • September 11, 2009

    The Prime Minister has issued an apology for the homophobic hounding of the wartime codebreaker Alan Turing. He was driven to suicide in the 1950s by criminal prosecution and “medical treatment” imposed in response to his sexuality.

  • September 11, 2009

    British ministers are facing accusations of fatal errors in the rescue of a journalist in Afghanistan. The family of an Afghan translator killed during the rescue say that the captives' release could have been acheived without violence.

  • September 11, 2009

    Christian Aid delivered an Alternative Tax Award to the offices of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in Cannon Street, the City of London, yesterday.

  • September 10, 2009

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has drawn criticism for making comments supportive of the arms industry. He suggested on BBC television that Britain should be proud of being “particularly good at manufacturing tanks”.

  • September 10, 2009

    A third of parents would discourage their children from joining the army according to a new poll, despite the investment of millions of pounds to boost the image of the armed forces.

  • September 10, 2009

    A Methodist organist is planning to use his hour on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth this Sunday simply to make London happy with music. Peter Harding, organist at Acocks Green Methodist Church in Birmingham, will play the accordion to passers-by.