UK News

  • November 30, 2007

    As schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons' lawyers prepare an appeal against a 15-day jail sentence imposed in Sudan over the naming of a teddy bear, Muslims in Britain have joined in condemning the decision and calling for clemency.

  • November 29, 2007

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said that churches need to be brave, imaginative and honest in the fight against the spread of HIV and Aids - in a video and internet message for World Aids Day (Saturday December 2007).

  • November 29, 2007

    A small Leeds church designed in 1932 and described as a "gem" when it was built has been "rediscovered" and given a Grade II listing on the advice of English Heritage - which has also produced a new publication reflecting on the way churches and faith have helped shape the city historically.

  • November 28, 2007

    A UK based Christian charity has launched a new version of the Christmas nativity scene including the Israeli Separation Wall.

  • November 28, 2007

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's recent statement that he was reluctant to speak about his religious faith while he was in office as he felt people in Britain might regard him as a "nutter" has stirred vigorous debate.

  • November 28, 2007

    Proposed public service reforms by the UK government risk discrimination against employees and service users, together with negative effects on social cohesion, says a new report today - focussing on the role of faith-based providers.

  • November 27, 2007

    The Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) has held its first equipping conference for African partner organisations in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, from 22-26 November 2007. It was entitled 'Strength to Strength'.

  • November 26, 2007

    A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that rather than taking housing from local residents, as critics claim, new immigrants tend to fill voids in the housing stock left behind or rejected by other households.

  • November 26, 2007

    Dr Rowan Williams has found himself at the centre of a row, following remarks to a Muslim magazine, after a Sunday newspaper construed it as an all-out attack on the US and neocon hard-liner John Bolton attacked him on the BBC.

  • November 26, 2007

    National Tree Week is the Tree Council's festival to mark the start of the tree planting season, and a nationwide celebration of trees and woods.