UK News

  • 20 Apr 2008

    Leading international development agency Christian Aid has teamed up with Rockhill Music to launch a national competition to find new gospel talent to feature on an album that will be launching publicly in November 2008.

  • 19 Apr 2008

    In the face of growing political instability and desperate food shortages in Zimbabwe, The Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) is supporting an appeal through ACT International (Action by Churches Together) that will distribute emergency food supplies to vulnerable households.

  • 18 Apr 2008

    A new painting of St George by Scott Norwood Witts, which depicts the saint as a man of compassion rather than a crusader, is to be unveiled at the Catholic Cathedral of St George, Southwark, to mark the saint’s day next week.

  • 18 Apr 2008

    Christian campaigners have called for the reopening of a corruption investigation into the arms company BAE Systems following a landmark ruling in the High Court last week.

  • 17 Apr 2008

    As the 60th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel approaches, Western church leaders are putting their names to a historic joint declaration calling for a just peace in Palestine/Israel. Desmond Tutu is among signatories.

  • 17 Apr 2008

    Amid passionate public debate on bioethics, stem cell research. the use of embryos and abortion, the Methodist Church is taking a careful investigative approach to 'early life' ethical concerns based on both scientific and theological data.

  • 17 Apr 2008

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has called on the Prime Minister to end his silence on a High Court ruling on BAE Systems and official arms corruption investigations that took place nearly a week ago.

  • 15 Apr 2008

    Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will receive a briefing later this week on the future of the Church of Scotland's social care programme. The MSPs will be given the chance to hear about the future plans of CrossReach, which is one of Scotland's largest social care agencies.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    Of the six minority candidates standing for election as London mayor, only one who is standing on an explicitly Christian ticket has been invited to attend the main hustings event for churches in central London.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    Campaigners calling for the cancellation of poor country debts have begun a 36-day rolling fast, ahead of the tenth anniversary of the Drop the Debt campaign in May. They are demanding debt cancellation for 36 poor countries which still desperately need it - ten years after the G8 promised to drop the debt.