UK News

  • August 24, 2007

    Visitors to the Greenbelt festival will have a chance to take an unusual round-the-world tour as Christian Aid’s Climate SOS exhibition goes on show this weekend. The exhibition features villages from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK.

  • August 24, 2007

    Britain's supermarket giant Tesco is under fire from Polish church and trade union officials after it ignored a new ban on trading during Roman Catholic festivals which are also public holidays. The shopping transnational is accused of "trampling" on workers' rights.

  • August 24, 2007

    Climate change campaigners will meet one of the UK’s biggest greenhouse polluters on Friday 24 August 2007 to urge the company to curb its emissions. They hope that personal persuasion as well as political pressure can bring about concrete change to save the planet.

  • August 24, 2007

    As part of an initiative from the Children's Commissioner, the Methodist Church is the first Christian denomination to announce that it's London HQ will be taken over by children later this year, so that they can find out how the church works and input their own ideas.

  • August 24, 2007

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is making £50,000 available to local partner organisations in Jamaica and Haiti to support their post-hurricane relief efforts. Churches worldwide have responded to the disaster.

  • August 22, 2007

    In a move that will reclaim some of the ground that is typically occupied by conservative Christians, Gay Catholics are to focus on the idea of 'family'.

  • August 15, 2007

    The new leaders of the Methodist Church have launched a weblog to create a conversation with them among grassroots Christians during their year in office. The Rev Martyn Atkins, President of the Conference, and Vice President Ms Ruby Beech, will use the weblog to open their thoughts for comment.

  • August 15, 2007

    While some members of the Church of England appear ready to expel or de-Christianise each other over different views on sexuality, others are trying to talk together - using the medium of social networking site Facebook. But not many so far.

  • August 14, 2007

    A rallying call to encourage Christians to 'do more, do it together, do it in word and action' throughout 2008 has already been accepted over 630 communities across the UK, reports the Evangelical Alliance.

  • August 13, 2007

    St Peter's, a 10th century Church of England church building at Barton-upon-Humber in north-east England, has reopened after a £600,000 makeover. It is now an international centre for the study of human remains, and a significant visitor attraction.