UK News

  • September 25, 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury says a purely rationalistic and secularist approach to intellectual and academic life has sold short both the meaning of rationality and the broad human values nurtured by critical faith.

  • September 24, 2009

    Catholic agencies are reporting that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Britain in 2010, after months of speculation on the nature and timing of such a visit. PM Gordon Brown extended a formal invitation to the Pope during a private audience in February.

  • September 23, 2009

    The Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to respond to growing public pressure by announcing a cut in the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. Campaigners welcomed the news but insisted that the cuts must go further.

  • September 23, 2009

    A Christian couple have been charged with breaching public order after alleged verbal abuse of a guest in their hotel on account of her Muslim faith and religious dress. The nature of the incident remains unclear.

  • September 22, 2009

    The Bishop of Reading has expressed his frustration with the Church of England's middle class image, contrasting it with the message of Jesus and insisting that the Church should be a place “where people can be just as they are”.

  • September 22, 2009

    A hearing into allegations that a teacher promoted racist views in the classroom has been delayed after police cited fears of violence. Adam Walker is accused of promoting hostility to asylum-seekers, gay people and Muslims.

  • September 22, 2009

    There are increasing signs that the UK government may reconsider plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system, with ministers hinting that renewal may be delayed, if not abandoned.

  • September 22, 2009

    A new multi-billion pound fund is needed to support local communities’ efforts to cope with the devastating effects of climate change, says a Christian Aid report today.

  • September 22, 2009

    The Liberal Democrats yesterday demanded an independent, public inquiry into the British Government's involvement and complicity in torture.

  • September 21, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for proper protection from violence and abuse for Iranian exiles living in Iraq, citing the situation in Ashraf refugee camp. He hopes British influence can play a role.