UK News

  • November 7, 2007

    Two senior clergy, the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds and the Chair of the Methodist District will come face to face with the renowned nightlife of Leeds when they spend an evening with police officers and a team of church volunteers on the city centre streets this coming Friday night at the launch of a new initiative.

  • November 7, 2007

    As the political debate around the Queen's speech continues, the Methodist Church in Britain has made a careful response to a range of issues - including climate change, social policy, human rights and bioethics.

  • November 6, 2007

    Following the controversial state visit of King Abdullah, peace campaigners are going to the Royal Courts of Justice at the end of the week to challenge an official decision to end an investigation into Saudi arms links.

  • November 6, 2007

    As fireworks cracked and revellers cheered to mark the anniversary of Guy Fawkes' unsuccessful plot against parliament in 1605, a very different kind of conspiracy was launched on the world from an office near London Bridge last night.

  • November 5, 2007

    A leading charity is to launch a television advertising campaign this week featuring major celebrities who urge Christmas shoppers to send gifts such as condoms and toilets to the developing world.

  • November 5, 2007

    US civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson is to visit British churches in an effort to help them do more to promote racial justice. During his visit next week, Jackson will address the involvement of minority ethnic communities in economic development and the building of a just society.

  • November 5, 2007

    Plans being considered by a senior government education adviser may see church and other faith-based schools lose their power to select pupils - something which has led to widespread accusations of discrimination against them.

  • November 4, 2007

    Christmas shoppers are being urged to be life savers this Christmas by purchasing a simple baby birthing kit - just one of 42 gifts available from the Christmas 07 Present Aid virtual gift catalogue from Christian Aid.

  • November 4, 2007

    Thousands of people, including community group and trade unionists, took part in a demonstration in central London on Saturday, celebrating the National Health Service and demanding that all political parties uphold its principles of care.

  • November 3, 2007

    Church and faith groups have a key role to play in bringing transformation to communities across the UK, according to the government minister responsible. But critics say many questions remain about the agendas of both parties.