UK News

  • February 2, 2007

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has criticized society's over-reliance on prisons ‚Ä' and is calling for a commission of enquiry into the penal justice system in the UK, which he says is failing both offenders and victims because it is not restorative.

  • February 2, 2007

    A Christian peace activist will be released today from what has been labelled one of the worst prisons in the country.

  • February 2, 2007

    Oxford theologian Professor Alister McGrath, whose book ‘The Dawkins Delusion?' is published by SPCK on 15 February 2007, has previewed his latest arguments against the well-known author of best-seller ‘The God Delusion' in a two-part interview with The Salvation Army's weekly newspaper, starting tomorrow (3 February 2007).

  • February 1, 2007

    The automatic presence of 26 Church of England bishops in the unelected second chamber of parliament has been raised again, in light of the UK government's deliberations about House of Lords reform.

  • February 1, 2007

    Catholic leaders in England, Wales and Scotland are being encouraged not to resist the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) with which their adoption agencies will be required to comply from April 2007. Instead they are being urged to follow an “inspirational” example from the United States.

  • February 1, 2007

    The Church of England's governing body, its General Synod of lay people, clergy and bishops, will be asked to support a resolution recognising both sides in the current global debate on human sexuality when it meets later this month.

  • February 1, 2007

    An alliance of sixteen faith community leaders and the chief executive of the British Humanist Association have sent a letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair, urging the government to take further decisive action on the “affront and injustice of international debt”.

  • January 31, 2007

    A prominent evangelical Christian, the Rev Malcolm Duncan, who heads up the Faithworks movement ‚Ä' which is involved in public service provision ‚Ä' has welcomed the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) that some Catholic and Anglican leaders have described as compromising their consciences.

  • January 31, 2007

    Church campaigners have condemned Manchester's victory in super-casino race for 'creating crippling debts and undermining efforts to tackle child poverty in the city.'

  • January 31, 2007

    In a statement that will prove extremely controversial, a senior Church of England Bishop has said that Blackpool should have been chosen to host Britain's first Las Vegas-style super-casino.