UK News

  • February 11, 2010

    The Church of England General Synod yesterday declined to define itself as being "in communion" with a breakaway group in the USA, acknowledging its desire to be Anglican but falling well short of recognition.

  • February 10, 2010

    The British government stands accused of an attempt to manipulate the draft judgment in a landmark legal case concerning secrecy in the complicity of the UK and the US in the torture of Binyam Mohamed at Guantánamo Bay.

  • February 10, 2010

    The General Synod of the Church of England has rejected a motion condemning the television coverage of religion by the BBC and independent companies, preferring to encourage rather than cajole broadcasters.

  • February 10, 2010

    The URC is backing the ‘Robin Hood Tax’ campaign launched today (Wednesday 10 February) by a broad coalition of domestic charities, aid agencies, unions, faith organisations and green groups.

  • February 10, 2010

    The House of Commons is to debate a bill to restrict the activities of 'vulture funds' - investment companies, often based off-shore, which buy up cheap poor country debts, and then sue for massive profits.

  • February 9, 2010

    In a speech aimed at calming the warring factions within the C of E and the worldwide Anglican Communion, Rowan Williams apologised to gay people but said that unelected bishops were right to oppose equality legislation.

  • February 9, 2010

    Four bishops will be amongst the protestors at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston, Berkshire next week. Hundreds of people of many faiths and of none are preparing to blockade the site on Monday 15 February.

  • February 9, 2010

    Hundreds of campaigners in the UK have resolved to work against the growth of 'conversion therapy', which aims to 'cure' people of attraction to their own sex. An undercover investigation has triggered widespread outrage at the movement’s methods.

  • February 9, 2010

    Church Action on Poverty has strongly condemned a proposal being considered by the Labour Party which would reward people who inform on benefit ‘cheats’. It will do nothing to tackle poverty or inequality, they say.

  • February 9, 2010

    As the House of Commons votes today on proposals to legislate for a referendum over introducing the Alternative Vote system, campaigners are urging that political reform should go deeper and further.