UK News

  • 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.

  • October 22, 2009

    Campaigners have given a warm welcome to news that local politicians in Plymouth are to oppose plans for a nuclear waste factory in the centre of their city. However, fears remain that the government will still seek to force the plan through.

  • October 22, 2009

    The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Olav Kjørven and leading religious and scientific figures are to join people of all faiths at a major London event in the run-up to the Copenhagen climate conference.

  • October 21, 2009

    UK anti-poverty agency Christian Aid says it is alarmed that the European finance ministers’ meeting to discuss climate finance in Luxembourg has broken up without agreement.

  • October 20, 2009

    A High Court judge has blocked an attempt to launch a legal challenge over the government's use of taxpayers' money in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investments that harm the environment and undermine human rights.