UK News

  • January 23, 2007

    The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cormac Murphy O'Connor, spiritual head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has said that up to twelve Catholic adoption agencies which handle some of the most vulnerable cases may be closed if they are not given an exemption under new equalities legislation ‚Ä' which seeks to give equal access and fair treatment to lesbian and gay people in the provision of goods and services.

  • January 22, 2007

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have welcomed the decision by BA (British Airways) to review and modify its uniform policy to allow the wearing of crosses and religious symbols. But questions have been raised by others about the tactics used by campaigning church groups towards the company, which have been described by some as "bullying".

  • January 22, 2007

    A Christian campaigner has been sent to prison for refusing to pay a fine arising from a demonstration against the invasion of Iraq.

  • January 21, 2007

    The UK government's Communities secretary, Ruth Kelly, is being accused of trying to water down new anti-discrimination laws to let Catholic adoption agencies turn away lesbian and gay couples ‚Ä' says a report in the Independent on Sunday newspaper.

  • January 21, 2007

    The new head of the (Anglican) Church of Ireland has said that the 1701 Act of Settlement, which prevents a Catholic from marrying a monarch, should be abolished. He has also affirmed that the disestablishment of the Church of England would be a positive rather than a negative step.

  • January 20, 2007

    Christians in Britain sometimes complain that the established Church of England can be frosty to those who never go to services unless attending baptisms, weddings and funerals. But one bishop aims to rectify that situation, when it comes to sporting activities - writes Trevor Grundy for Ecumenical News International.

  • January 18, 2007

    The government's argument for keeping an "independent nuclear deterrent" is flawed, a veteran Christian campaigner has told MPs.

  • January 18, 2007

    A Government minister has given his backing to the recommendations of a report from the thinktank Ekklesia which proposes the resolution of conflicts between a number of Christian Unions and university Students' Unions, through mediation rather than court battles.

  • January 18, 2007

    Christians urged to back new anti-slavery campaign running throughout 2007 as millions around the world still wait to be set free.

  • January 17, 2007

    The Church of England has adopted a 'three-tier' discimination policy, aimed at continuing to give preferential treatment in school admissions for those linked to churches.