UK News

  • February 28, 2007

    The rising cost of maintaining the palaces of Church of England bishops may be met by cutting spending on parish missions it emerged yesterday.

  • February 27, 2007

    The Church of England yesterday strengthened its opposition to the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent.

  • February 27, 2007

    As the UK commemorates the end of the slave trade, an original sculpture has been commissioned by Christian Aid and National Museums Liverpool from a group of Haitian artists representing their continuing struggle for freedom and human rights.

  • February 27, 2007

    Fairtrade Fortnight which began yesterday (Monday) has been given a boost with the announcement of record fairtrade sales figures - but organisers are warning that change is not happening quickly enough for some of the world's poorest people.

  • February 26, 2007

    The High Court has today ordered BAE Systems to produce a sworn affidavit divulging how they obtained a confidential and legally privileged document belonging to campaigners.

  • February 24, 2007

    Up to 50,000 demonstrators took to the streets in London and Glasgow today (Saturday 24 February 2007) to call for an end to the war in Iraq, a non-military resolution of tensions involving Iran, and the scrapping of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Church leaders and Christians were among the protestors.

  • February 23, 2007

    Protestants and Catholics who have previously been fiercely critical of each other – refusing even to recognise one another as fellow Christians, in some cases – have come together to oppose legislation in the province that would require them to treat lesbian and gay people on an equal basis in terms of public provision.

  • February 23, 2007

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is spiritual head of the fractious 78-million strong worldwide Anglican Communion, has described the decisions taken by the recent Primates (heads of provinces) meeting in Tanzania as a trust-building exercise to preserve unity in the face of disagreement.

  • February 22, 2007

    Aid to developing countries has increased dramatically over the last few years – but it is less well known that developing countries often haemorrhage as much money as they receive in aid, or more, says a leading UK churches' development agency - highlighting the problem of so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • February 21, 2007

    With a critical UK parliamentary vote due in March 2007 on the issue of the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system, Christians marked Ash Wednesday (the beginning of the annual Lenten season of repentance) by gathering in Central London today to make known their opposition to Britain's possession of weapons of mass destruction.