UK News

  • December 13, 2009

    The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has appointed a clergyman as its senior chaplain, but emphasises that his role will be to ensure that the diverse pastoral and spiritual needs of the service are met.

  • December 12, 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.

  • December 12, 2009

    The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.

  • December 11, 2009

    Over the next few months the Church of Scotland will urge members of congregations to write to alcohol producers and their MSPs in support of the minimum pricing proposals contained in the Alcohol Bill.

  • December 11, 2009

    Democracy campaigners have reacted with anger and dismay to news that the UK Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, has issued a 'veto' certificate under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act over Cabinet minutes about devolution.

  • December 10, 2009

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is facing strong criticism for participating in a carol service at a church that carries out “exorcisms” of gay people. The incident is being compared to Ken Livingstone's hosting of a fundamentalist Muslim.

  • December 9, 2009

    As the government launches its pre-budget statement, the second report from the authors of the Green New Deal argue that the British Chancellor needs to tackle public debt, create thousands of new green jobs and transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • December 9, 2009

    A gathering of 250 Christian leaders from across the globe will take place in Scotland’s capital next year, organisers have announced. It will look back to the historic 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference and look toward a common global Christian vision.

  • December 9, 2009

    As the government prepares for its Pre-Budget Report today, three of the UK’s largest Churches have called for priority to be given to job security and protection for the poor. They have criticised suggestions of public sector job cuts.

  • December 7, 2009

    Campaigners have warned against a naïve response to today’s announcement that some Kit Kat bars will become fair-trade in the New Year, pointing out that Nestle is continuing to lobby against reforms to unfair trade rules.