UK News

  • October 22, 2007

    Britain's Methodists, who have suffered a decline in membership in recent years, along with other historic UK Christian denominations, will invest more in pioneer congregations under the 'Fresh Expressions' programme, the October Methodist council agreed.

  • October 21, 2007

    With shoppers about to be deluged by a flood of pre-Christmas consumer messages, an unusual tree decoration is being promoted by an ornament company in York - a bauble featuring the face of their local Anglican Archbishop.

  • October 20, 2007

    Hard-line Christian groups who say mild-mannered Harry Potter is an occult conspiracy are unlikely to be reassured by news that one of its key characters is gay - even though JK Rowling has confirmed the series is based on Christian themes.

  • October 20, 2007

    An opinion survey due to be launched next week indicates that a vast majority of churchgoers think the church should play a grassroots role in tackling gun and knife crime, following recent initiatives from Black churches.

  • October 19, 2007

    The church should take a lead in providing a vision of a better world for today’s children and young people, according to a youth work expert writing on the cover of the Baptist Times today. She says change is needed in individuals and communities.

  • October 19, 2007

    Conservative leader David Cameron's claim that his new-style Tories love everybody has hit a snag after accusations that one of its leading members launched an intemperate attack on non-Christians at their recent party conference.

  • October 19, 2007

    The renowned war artist John Keane has been commissioned by Christian Aid to produce a series of 11 new paintings for a new exhibition called Children in Conflict, which is due to at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 24 November 2007.

  • October 18, 2007

    From 12-16 October, Muslims in Britain have been celebrating Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Both the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury were among those sending greetings - suggesting that such festivals are an important opportunity for people to find common ground.

  • October 18, 2007

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has given firm support to the work of the Independent Asylum Commission at a private seminar in Lambeth Palace - affirming the need to treat those fleeing oppression with dignity.

  • October 18, 2007

    CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, has won a prestigious Clarion award for its DVD-Rom Live Simply: Louder Than Words', encouraging young people to get personally involved in tackling global justice issues.