UK News

  • December 21, 2006

    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has been taken to task by the British Humanist Association for his attacks on what he calls “aggressive secularists”, notably in the claims and counter claims about the Christmas holidays.

  • December 20, 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has outlined some of his personal hopes for the coming year in an article written for the Big Issue Magazine ‚Ä' which is sold by homeless people on the streets of many of Britain's cities. They include a ‚Äúreality check‚Äù in the debate about religion in the nation's life

  • December 20, 2006

    The campaigning Christian homelessness charity Housing Justice has issued a call to the UK government to build more homes ‚Ä' and thereby to end the injustice of families who will be spending an unhappy Christmas in temporary accommodation.

  • December 19, 2006

    Writer and broadcaster Rod Liddle, who has in the past been attacked by Christians and Muslims for his media assaults on religious extremism, has now invited the wrath of secularists by criticising “evangelical non-belief” in a UK Channel 4 TV programme, ‘The Trouble With Atheism', broadcast last night.

  • December 18, 2006

    The upcoming English church leaders' visit to Bethlehem reminds us that the world is mired in violence and insecurity, and that it is in just such a world that God came to accompany us in Jesus, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams said in a talk for BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought today.

  • December 17, 2006

    The Interfaith Alliance Foundation in the US has used its show on Air America Radio today (17 December 2006), to examine the continuing controversy over a promotional video for an evangelical Christian group filmed inside the Pentagon ‚Ä' in likely violation of military regulations about religious proselytizing, it says.

  • December 15, 2006

    The leading international development agency Christian Aid (which works with people irrespective of creed or background) has teamed up with the Independent on Sunday newspaper in the UK to launch a Christmas appeal for funds to combat the impact of climate change on poor communities

  • December 14, 2006

    Operation Noah, the churches' campaign to avert catastrophic climate change, has appointed Ann Pettifor, one of the architects of the widely-praised Jubilee 2000 anti-debt initiative, as its new Campaign Director.

  • December 14, 2006

    Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and Orthodox leaders in England are asking parish churches and local congregations throughout the country to pray for ‚Äòthe little town of Bethlehem' as they approach the final week of Advent ‚Ä' the Church's season of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • December 13, 2006

    Peace and civil liberties campaigners have welcomed a legal victory by a group of UK anti-war demonstrators who have established that their rights to public protest were violated when police stopped them from attending a non-violent action against the Iraq war at an airbase.