UK News

  • October 27, 2009

    A Church of Scotland minister is spearheading a St Andrew’s Day campaign to give the chance of a better future to Scottish children affected by poverty. The venture is launched today in Glasgow.

  • October 26, 2009

    A Leicestershire MP has been spending the first few weeks of the political year, the month of October, living on £5 a day. He kick-started this new lifestyle by taking part in the Evangelical Alliance initiative 'Simplify'.

  • October 26, 2009

    Plans by the Conservative Party to scrap Sure Start outreach workers are misguided and potentially damaging to hard-to-reach families, according to children's charity, Spurgeons.

  • October 26, 2009

    A Church of England spokesperson has dismissed a poll at a major Christian arts festival which suggests that many British Christians want troops out of Afghanistan, an end to UK arms exports and a more decisive stand for peace by the churches.

  • October 26, 2009

    The debate about provisions offered by Pope Benedict XVI to Anglicans wishing to join the Roman Catholic Church ignores the fact that the majority of Anglo-Catholics are in favour of women’s ministry, say two major Anglican societies.

  • October 25, 2009

    In what will be seen as a very unhelpful intervention to the debate on immigration by many church campaigners for migrants and refugees, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has called for a ‘clear cap’ on population growth.

  • October 24, 2009

    Over 500 Church of England clergy are meeting today to consider the Pope's offer for them to join their own section of the Roman Catholic Church. But sceptics point out that false claims of a 'mass exodus' have been made before.

  • October 23, 2009

    Campaigners from across the country will join with serving soldiers and military families tomorrow (24 October) to call for an end to the Afghan war. They include Joe Glenton, who is facing court-martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan.

  • October 23, 2009

    Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has welcomed a speech by the UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which he affirmed the role of faith in society. But others warn of a too-cosy relationship.

  • October 22, 2009

    A pro-nuclear former minister has urged the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to stick with his plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system. His comments are likely to fuel speculation that Brown is now doubting the policy.