UK News

  • 8 May 2008

    As the death toll from the Burma cyclone continues to rise dramatically, possibly to around 100,000, the Methodist Church and the Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) in Britain have launched an emergency appeal for funds.

  • 8 May 2008

    The Christian Aid book sale at St Andrew’s & St George’s Church in Edinburgh, Scotland, began its life on a very small scale in 1974 and has now become a national institution - the largest church development sale of its kind.

  • 7 May 2008

    BAE Systems has failed to halt the sharp decline in its reputation despite trying to focus on ethics at its Annual General Meeting in London. The Board faced a barrage of questions from shareholders about corruption and political influence.

  • 7 May 2008

    The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly which meets in a week's time, is to hear an appeal to the UK Government to look to the young population of Iran, to bring about change within the country.

  • 7 May 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help those left without shelter, food or water in Burma after Cyclone Nargis hit the country four days ago.

  • 6 May 2008

    Anti-arms trade campaigners say that a new 'ethics' report commissioned by weapons giant BAE Systems will not change public perceptions of the company, following a High Court ruling over investigations into corruption charges.

  • 6 May 2008

    An Anglican deacon who steps down during 2008 after three decades leading the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, believes that if the Anglican communion separates over homosexuality the onus will fall upon "those who walked away".

  • 6 May 2008

    British prime minister Gordon Brown today faces heavy criticism for launching his Business Call to Action on global poverty alongside corporations that have been widely attacked for deepening poverty and undermining human rights.

  • 6 May 2008

    A Catholic bishop has launched a strong attack on the government's failure to regularise undocumented migrants living in Britain, branding its policies 'irresponsible', 'shameful' and 'unjust'.

  • 30 Apr 2008

    The Competition Commission inquiry into UK grocery retailing has left small farmers in the developing world still facing “excessive and disproportionate” risks, says one of the country’s leading social enterprises.