UK News

  • 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.

  • July 29, 2009

    The UK parliament’s new report on the Bribery Bill is an important step forward towards long-overdue legislation against corporate bribery overseas, says Christian Aid.

  • July 29, 2009

    Twenty-six top UK scientists and science educators, including an Anglican priest, have said the Government should make evolution explicit in the new science curriculum for English primary schools.

  • July 28, 2009

    A Christian Aid team of 50 cyclists is taking to the road and riding 140 miles from London to Copenhagen later this year to highlight the start of the UN climate change summit.

  • July 28, 2009

    Britain's Quakers formally began their discussions on same-sex partnerships at their Yearly Meeting yesterday. They are considering whether to carry out commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.