UK News

  • July 6, 2009

    British Baptist the Rev David Coffey, who is now President of the Baptist World Alliance, is calling on evangelical Christians in the UK to be more accepting of diversity.

  • July 5, 2009

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali to repent of homphobia, following the bishop's comments in today's Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

  • July 4, 2009

    Christian groups have turned out in strength at today's Pride festival in London, affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A much smaller number of Christians turned up to protest against the event.

  • July 4, 2009

    In his inaugural presidential address to the annual British Methodist Conference, the Rev David Gamble has spoken of the need for the Church to be a ‘safer space’ for all people.

  • July 3, 2009

    Christians aged roughly 18-30 will assemble in London this evening for a weekend of training in nonviolence. The event is organised by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR) as part of a project to develop practical peacemaking skills.

  • July 3, 2009

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has pointed to nationwide protests against the arms industry as evidence of “public revulsion". Such feelings are expected to increase ahead of the London arms fair in September.

  • July 3, 2009

    The company in which the Church of England has its biggest shareholding is responsible for bringing impoverishment, conflict, human rights abuses and despair to the majority of the people in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta.

  • July 3, 2009

    The Bishop of Wakefield has urged the Government to prioritise conflict prevention, and warned about becoming too ‘state centric’ in dealing with issues of international protection.

  • July 3, 2009

    Britain’s largest retailer Tesco will today come under fire over 7p an hour garment workers in Bangladesh as shareholders prepare to hail the company’s record £3 billion profits at its annual meeting.

  • July 2, 2009

    A group of anti-nuclear campaigners have this afternoon assembled peacefully in the central lobby of Parliament, risking arrest by taking part in an unauthorised demonstration. They formed a silent circle and refused to leave.