UK News

  • August 7, 2009

    Campaigners against next month's arms fair in London have announced that faith groups will hold a united silent vigil on the eve of the event. Members of several faith communities from London and beyond are expected to participate.

  • August 3, 2009

    The Church of England is seeking to profit from a mining group involved in the supply of materials to India's nuclear missile programme. The Church has a £2.5m stake in the company.

  • August 2, 2009

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has said they are to stop work on the proposed ‘Charter for Excellence’ for religious groups running publicly funded services.

  • August 1, 2009

    Officials from the UK Government's arms export agency have met with military representatives from China, despite the fact that the country is still subject to a European Union military embargo.

  • July 31, 2009

    Emotions ran high in York this morning as Quakers agreed to carry out same-sex marriages on the same basis as marriages for opposite-sex couples. The decision came after an intense week of debate and reflection at British Quakers' Yearly Meeting.

  • July 31, 2009

    Britain's Quakers appear to be on the brink of a decision to put same-sex and heterosexual marriage on an equal footing. This morning will see the final stage of their discussions on the issue at their Yearly Meeting in York.

  • July 30, 2009

    In a landmark ruling from the House of Lords, the final appeal court in the UK, a woman with multiple sclerosis has won her court battle to have the law on assisted dying clarified.

  • July 30, 2009

    The latest investigation into the impact of the National Lottery for those on low incomes and at the edges of society suggests that it is a bad deal for Britain's poor overall.

  • July 29, 2009

    Faith groups are being asked by WaterAid to think of the millions in the world without safe water as they plan their harvest fundraising. 4000 children die every day from diseases caused by contamination and poor sanitation.

  • July 29, 2009

    Women workers who are angry over poor pay and conditions on farms and vineyards supplying UK supermarkets will dramatically confront South Africa's ANC president today.