UK News

  • 20 Nov 2008

    Calls for proper debate about the disestablishment of the Church of England were renewed this week with a call for the severing of the Church-crown link by economist, Blair loyalist and leading Labour peer Lord Desai.

  • 20 Nov 2008

    Free Church denominations have called for justice and compassion for asylum seekers, following a statement from Immigration Minister Phil Woolas criticising human rights groups and lawyers for assisting the vulnerable.

  • 20 Nov 2008

    Christians in the Liberal Democrats have added their voice to the growing condemnation of the Government's decision to close Britain's largest dedicated human trafficking police unit next year.

  • 19 Nov 2008

    Lawyers, charities and church workers have described as "extraordinary" and "deplorable" comments by UK Immigration Minister Phil Woolas suggesting that people seeking asylum should not have access to full British justice.

  • 19 Nov 2008

    There are five different individuals on the BNP's list - which has now been removed from the site on which it was posted - listed with the title "Rev" or "Revd".

  • 19 Nov 2008

    Great Britain’s top toilet habit is reading, with more than 14 million people choosing to look at books, magazines and newspapers to pass the time while they are on the porcelain throne, according to a survey published to mark World Toilet Day today.

  • 19 Nov 2008

    Church leaders are being encouraged to help make 2009 ‘a year to remember’ for young people and the Church with the launch of an interdenominational Year of the Child, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Year of the Child.

  • 18 Nov 2008

    A member of the Church of England's general synod who supports a greater role for women in the church says that in 10 years half of all full-time clergy will be women, but moves to consecrate female bishops is not keeping pace.

  • 18 Nov 2008

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has urged on the British government to push ahead with legal reform on organ donation which would have the effect of requiring people to opt out rather than opt in to the donation system.

  • 17 Nov 2008

    One in four young people from across all religions are being bullied because of their religious beliefs. That is finding of a report by Beatbullying, the UK’s leading bullying prevention charity, published today.