UK News

  • September 16, 2007

    Quakers, often known for the quietness and stillness of their meetings as well as their commitment to justice and peacemaking, are being urged to 'drop their traditional modesty' for the first ever National Quaker Week.

  • September 16, 2007

    A new report has revealed that faith schools are turning their backs on their original remit to tackle the poor and vulnerable, and selecting proportionately more white, middle-class pupils.

  • September 13, 2007

    Protests from secular and teaching groups have met an announcement by the government that many more faith-based schools are to be brought into the state-funded sector with a pledge to remove "unnecessary barriers" to religious groups.

  • September 13, 2007

    Churches are being urged to stand by to offer support to farming families, warning that the latest Foot and Mouth outbreak with has triggered the reimposition of an EU export ban, could spell disaster for the farming community.

  • September 13, 2007

    A pilot project in which new "youth juries" will decide what will happen to young offenders is being launched in Lancashire.

  • September 13, 2007

    A Christian charity has warned that millions face financial ruin as mortgage rates rise.

  • September 13, 2007

    A British university department dedicated to exploring the relationship between sport and spirituality has launched itself internationally by staging an inaugural conference for sports coaches, chaplains and administrators, as well as professional athletes and academics.

  • September 12, 2007

    The Evangelical Alliance, which claims to represent Evangelical Christians in the UK, has said it is "encouraging Christians to respond respectfully and in a Christ-like manner" to the decision made in yesterday’s judicial review of Northern Ireland’s Sexual Orientation Regulations.

  • September 12, 2007

    The latest national citizens’ enquiry into the UK asylum system will hear evidence on the asylum appeals process at a public hearing in Leeds on Thursday 20 September. While media-driven attitudes have hardened, the Independent Asylum Commission advocates a measured approach.

  • September 12, 2007

    An international arms fair opening in London yesterday was met with a wave of protest from local residents, community leaders, politicians and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).