UK News

  • February 4, 2007

    Scientists' grim predictions of an even worse rate of global warming means the world must act immediately to help poor people cope with the now inevitable ravages of climate change, says international development agency Chrsitian Aid.

  • February 4, 2007

    An independently-run national “citizens' enquiry” has heard evidence of inhumane treatment of asylum seekers by a UK Home Office permeated by what some claim is “a culture of cynicism and unbelief.” The allegations will add more pressure to an already besieged Home Secretary, John Reid.

  • February 3, 2007

    The Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) has joined Methodists, the Anglican Bishop of Hume, the Archbishop of Canterbury and numerous other church and civic leaders in expressing disappointment at the granting of a licence for a regional super-casino in Manchester.

  • February 3, 2007

    The large numbers of Christians who will be joining the anti-Trident nuclear weapons demonstration in London on 24 February 2007 are being invited to an ecumenical service beforehand. Hinde Street Methodist Church - just north of the famous Oxford Street shopping centre - will host the gathering for worship at 10.30 AM.

  • 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.