UK News

  • July 4, 2007

    The National Association of British Arabs has condemned the attack on Glasgow Airport and the car bombs found in London - stressing that secular as well as religious opinion must be taken into account to move beyond war and terror.

  • July 4, 2007

    The Archbishop of York pounded an African drum to celebrate the release of the BBC's Alan Johnston from captivity in Gaza today. Now Hamas wants recognition for its Palestinian authority. And many non-Westerners remain in prison.

  • July 4, 2007

    With global attention focussing on news of BBC journalist Alan Johnston's release from captivity in Gaza, a leading church agency says it is time to end the isolation of the Palestinian authority if peace is to be possible.

  • July 3, 2007

    After the foiled bomb plots in London on Friday 29 June and the car bomb attack on Glasgow Airport on Saturday 30 June, churches in the effected areas and beyond have been responding with pastoral support.

  • July 2, 2007

    The UK-based churches' international development agency Christian Aid has launched a new website - which it hopes will resource the struggle for global justice and engage more people with its work and that of its partners.

  • July 1, 2007

    The Church of England has given cautious acceptance to the proposal to produce cytoplasmic hybrid embryos for research into the alleviation of serious diseases - but is concerned about the implications for fatherhood.

  • June 29, 2007

    Christian Aid today warmly welcomed a number of new Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ministerial appointments, saying that the changes are a good sign of his continuing commitment to justice for the world’s poor.

  • June 28, 2007

    CAFOD is urging consumers to email the chief executives of two major UK jewellery retailers to ask them to sign up to 'golden rules' to minimise the harm to communities and the environment done by gold mining.

  • June 28, 2007

    As the economy and infrastructure of Zimbabwe continues to crumble, UK-based human rights and religious groups are keeping the pressure for change up as part of a concerted global effort - with torture a particular concern.

  • June 27, 2007

    On the day Tony Blair stood down as British Prime Minister, the relief agency Christian Aid joined many others in applauding his achievements but expressing disappointment at "a job half done" on poverty and development.