UK News

  • March 23, 2008

    Norwich's Anglican cathedral experienced slightly too warm a glow when the fire of Easter faith almost led to an emergency at the traditional Holy Saturday vigil in anticipation of the resurrection of Christ.

  • March 22, 2008

    The head of Changing Attitude England, a group of Anglican Christians working for an inclusive church, has exposed a "shocking" act of anti-gay violence in Nigeria and called on the Church there to condemn it unequivocally.

  • March 22, 2008

    Today's world "lives with death and resurrection in many ways and in many places", says the president of the Methodist Conference in Britain. The duty of the church is to be with them in this and to point to the hope of the gospel.

  • March 20, 2008

    An initiative in which 100 people have lived as failed asylum seekers for a week in a 'visible act of solidarity', comes to an end this Saturday. The people frpom across the country spent a week this Lent living on £3.50 and a typical food parcel in a project co-ordinated by the Boaz Trust.

  • March 19, 2008

    Zelda Jeffers and Fr Martin Newell of the London Catholic Worker community were sentenced to days in prison yesterday, at Stratford Magistrates Court, after pouring fake blood onto the gangway entrance to the DSEi (Defence System Equipment
    International) Arms Fair

  • March 18, 2008

    An inquiry has been ordered following claims that some schools - most notably faith schools - have been breaking laws aimed at making admissions fairer. Schools Adjudicator Philip Hunter has been given until July for his probe.

  • March 17, 2008

    A set of ten action points has been issued by a Christian agency suggesting ways that refused asylum seekers and refugees can be helped. Churches and others in the UK are being urged to visit detainees in removal centres.

  • March 17, 2008

    New research from Christian international relief and development agency, World Vision, has suggested that 52 per cent of the UK population - 25 million people - believe that buying Easter eggs is a waste of money.

  • March 17, 2008

    The Iraqi dead, as well as those who have died from Britain, will be remembered in a 'public lament' later this week, marking the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Dressed in red, participants will mourn the dead by name, both Iraqi and British, civilian and soldier.

  • March 17, 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has said that on the fifth anniversary of the US and UK-led invasion of Iraq, governments must learn that a military response that seeks to exert control can easily bring further chaos.