UK News

  • 30 May 2008

    Autism campaigners around the world are urging Pope Benedict XVI to act on autism in the wake of the banning of a 13 year old boy with severe autism from the Roman Catholic Church of St.Joseph, in Bertha, Minnesota in the United States.

  • 29 May 2008

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced plans to mount an unprecedented mass walk of bishops and other faith leaders through central London during the forthcoming Lambeth Conference

  • 29 May 2008

    More than half the world’s governments have agreed to ban the production, use, stockpiling and export of all existing cluster munitions. Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, representatives of 110 nations completed negotiations yesterday.

  • 29 May 2008

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have welcomed the commitment by the UK Government to withdraw the remaining two cluster munitions from its arsenal.

  • 29 May 2008

    Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who earlier caused anger by suggesting some Muslim communities were ‘no go areas’ has created a fresh argument by claiming that the collapse of a ‘Christian nation’ has left Britain in a moral vacuum.

  • 29 May 2008

    Male clergy, deans, retired bishops and lay members of the Church of England are being urged to sign an online petition calling for legislation to end discrimination against women in the Church and allow the appointment of women bishops.

  • 29 May 2008

    The Bishop of Chester has come under after suggesting that humans might not to blame for global warming, which he said would happen “come what may”. Friends of the Earth condemned the comments by Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster.

  • 28 May 2008

    The government is preparing to scrap Britain's entire arsenal of cluster bombs that have killed and maimed hundreds of innocent civilians, reports the Guardian newspaper. Officials are paving the way for the radical step at talks in Dublin.

  • 28 May 2008

    The outgoing leader of the Evangelical Alliance has urged programme makers not to focus on the 'eccentric fringe' of Evangelicalism, who he said was the focus of a recent Channel 4 documentary examining the rise of fundamentalism in the UK.

  • 28 May 2008

    Only a fortnight after releasing their debut album of plainchant, the Cistercian monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz in Austria have reached number one on the UK Classics charts and number nine in the pop, rock and and dance charts.