UK News

  • January 13, 2010

    Christian Aid has launched a £1m emergency appeal (www.christianaid.org.uk/haiti-appeal) for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Thousands of people are already feared dead and many more are believed to be critically injured.

  • January 13, 2010

    Civil liberties campaigners, community leaders, progressive Muslims and commentators have expressed concern that the Home Secretary's ban on a hardline political Islamist organisation may prove counterproductive.

  • January 13, 2010

    The Court of Human Rights has ruled that section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which gives the police broad powers to stop and search without suspicion, violates the right to respect for private life guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention on Human Rights.

  • January 12, 2010

    The Bishop of Liverpool will initiate a debate in the House of Lords this afternoon, to discuss the Government’s plans to make prisons more sustainable.

  • January 12, 2010

    The conviction of five Muslim men who demonstrated at a home-coming parade by the Royal Anglian Regiment in Luton is an infringement of free speech and free protest, says veteran human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

  • January 11, 2010

    British Muslims for Secular Democracy has announced that it is joining the Accord Coalition, which brings together religious and non-religious groups to promote community schooling and reform the way faith schools currently operate.

  • January 11, 2010

    Christian peace organisations have written to churches urging them to join a call on the Government for resources to be devoted to 'human' rather than 'military' security.

  • January 11, 2010

    The House of Lords this month debates the Equality Bill, starting today (11 January 2010). The Accord Coalition has highlighted "very serious concerns" about the exemptions the Bill contains for faith schools.

  • January 11, 2010

    Different possibilities for electoral reform will come under the parliamentary spotlight today, with Lord Alton's debate on the wider impact of party list systems taking place in the House of Lords on Monday 11 January 2010.

  • January 11, 2010

    Members of Parliament and other public figures will meet with the Anglican Archbishop of Sudan this afternoon (11 January 2010), at a meeting to discuss peace, war, faith and the future of his troubled country.