UK News

  • April 28, 2008

    As the government faces criticism on its anti-poverty policies, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for more action to protect the poorest and most vulnerable from the likely consequences of an economic downturn.

  • April 25, 2008

    The Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement in support of the strong voice of fellow Christians in Zimbabwe, as the country's post-election crisis appears to be worsening.

  • April 24, 2008

    Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London has announced that he has had an Evangelical Christian 'conversion'. He said that he became a Christian when he was a young Sergeant in the Police force.

  • April 24, 2008

    The High Court has formally quashed the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) decision to drop its corruption investigation into BAE Systems arms deals with Saudi Arabia. The decision is a huge success for the campaign groups that brought the case.

  • April 24, 2008

    The Patron Saint of England (and a number of other countries) has been hailed a human rights campaigner by fellow activist Peter Tatchell - who backs ideas that his national day should be a public holiday celebrating dissent.

  • April 24, 2008

    The international relief and development agency World Vision has launched its two-week child sponsorship campaign with the support of Spice Girl and mum of one, Emma Bunton, appealing to people in the UK.

  • April 23, 2008

    One of London's most famous churches, St James' Piccadilly, in the heart of the West End, is hosting an eclectic musical concert and poetry evening for the Stop the War Coalition - which opposes the British government's policy on Iraq.

  • April 23, 2008

    A new Muslim think-tank, Quilliam, which aims to bring together voices who oppose violence and extremism, and who want to explore Islam in a modern European setting, was launched at the British Museum yesterday.

  • April 22, 2008

    Hundreds of nuns, monks and clergy will be marching on Westminster to ask MPs to strengthen the Climate Change Bill and ‘kick the carbon habit’ for the sake of the poorest in the world.

  • April 21, 2008

    Scotland can recover its spirit as a nation of “holy discontent” says the minister who is organising a major cultural event which will challenge some 10,000 Christians to transform the image of the church across the country.