UK News

  • September 15, 2006

    Christian Aid has said that the Government did not go far enough in its pledge yesterday to withhold £50 million from the World Bank in protest at the conditions it attaches to aid for developing countries.

  • September 14, 2006

    Clare Short, seen by many in the churches as an important ally over issues of peacemaking and international development, has said she is to step down as an MP.

  • September 6, 2006

    A girl has been barred from taking an official bus to her Church of England school because she has not been baptised.

  • September 4, 2006

    A Scottish gay group has criticised an 'unholy alliance' of critics towards the nine Glasgow fire-fighters who were reprimanded for snubbing a gay pride march last June, after the Archbishop of Glasgow and a BNP spokesperson defended the public servants.

  • August 12, 2006

    Campaigning rock star Bono, who has made a major impact with Make Poverty History and global debt cancellation initiatives, is in hot water with development and church groups over the justice of his own finances.

  • June 28, 2006

    Global sales of Fairtrade goods grew by more than a third last year to £758m as increasing numbers of big name retailers got behind the scheme, as well as more specialist retailers such as the Ethical Superstore, according to new figures.

  • June 9, 2006

    Churches and community groups have been encouraged to 'keep on speaking out' about possible new casinos in their localities - because of the harm promoting gambling does among vulnerable groups.

  • June 9, 2006

    As the world digs in for saturation coverage of the World Cup, the UK Christian think-tank Ekklesia is highlighting research and resources to enable lovers and haters of the game to put aside their differences (including religious ones) and do something to make the world a fairer place.

  • June 8, 2006

    While Angola, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Toga and Tunisia look forward to the kick-off of the 2006 soccer World Cup in Germany this Friday, the Catholic relief organization CAFOD is urging its supporters to kick-start an initiative to keep the needs of Africa firmly in the spotlight.

  • June 6, 2006

    A Church of England-based urban regeneration charity has launched a new public campaign to tackle poverty in England, in the aftermath of a new churches' report on urban life which said that Britain is divided society.