UK News

  • January 13, 2008

    Catholic parishes in England and Wales will this week be preparing to celebrate Peace Sunday on 20 January 2008, with its theme derived from an annual global message from the Pope. This year the focus is human solidarity.

  • January 12, 2008

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams will honour Liverpool's achievement in taking on the mantle of European City of Culture by making a two-day pastoral visit to the Diocese and people of the area later in January.

  • January 12, 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has welcomed US President George Bush’s statement on the Middle East calling for ‘an end to the occupation that began in 1967’, referring to Israel and Palestinian lands.

  • January 10, 2008

    At midday today (Thursday) Christians will go to No.10 Downing Street to protest against the Government's recent announcement to build a new generation of nuclear power plants. will present the Prime Minister with a solar powered torch and a sample of insulation material.

  • January 10, 2008

    The Prime Minister's office has said that it will consult Britain's churches over the scrapping of the country's blasphemy laws, after the principled need to do so was strengthened by a tabled amendment in the House of Commons.

  • January 10, 2008

    The Anglican Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler, has encouraged Christians to give serious thought to the responsibility to donate their organs to others upon their death, saying it is a striking example of love of neighbour.

  • January 9, 2008

    Charges of 'double standards' have been levelled at evangelical aid agency Tearfund and its President, theologian and Thought for the Day broadcaster Elaine Storkey, over alleged religious discrimination.

  • January 9, 2008

    A British Airways worker has lost her case for religious discrimination over wearing a gold jewellery cross to work. It is the latest in a spate of recent cases where Christians have claimed to be discriminated against, and courts have subsequently ruled that they have not.

  • January 9, 2008

    The Bishop of Liverpool is being sued for religious discrimination by a leading Evangelical theologian - on the grounds she was treated as the "wrong kind of Christian". The case is being brought by Elaine Storkey.

  • January 9, 2008

    The Church of England has compiled a Post Christmas Debt Check for consumers worried about how much their wallets have been hit by Christmas and New Year spending.