UK News

  • January 16, 2007

    A march is to take place in two months time, involving the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, to express repentance for the Church of England's complicity in the slave trade.

  • January 16, 2007

    Welcome Baptist Church in Heathfield, East Sussex has become the nation's 400th ‘Fairtrade Church'.

  • January 12, 2007

    The Student Christian Movement, a long-established organisation on university and college campuses across the UK, has joined calls for a positive, mediatory approach to disagreements between evangelical Christian Unions and Students Unions.

  • January 12, 2007

    A church charity is urging the Government to grant all disabled children placed away from home unconditional access to an independent advocate.

  • January 10, 2007

    Lobbyists trying to derail recent UK equalities legislation because of their vociferous opposition to homosexuality do not represent the majority of Christians or people of faith, let alone most people in Britain, critics of protests against the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) have said.

  • January 10, 2007

    More questions are being raised about the agendas of Evangelical lobby and campaign groups in universities after it emerged that Exeter University's Evangelical Christian Union initiated legal action against its own students' union and university - although it was aware that the sanctions they were protesting against were no longer in force.

  • January 10, 2007

    More questions are being raised about the agendas of Evangelical lobby and campaign groups in universities after it emerged that Exeter University's Evangelical Christian Union issued proceedings against its own students' union and university - although it was aware that the sanctions they were protesting against were no longer in force.

  • January 10, 2007

    Religious groups opposed to homosexuality have failed in their attempt to encourage British peers to scrap new rules providing lesbian and gay people with the same protection against discrimination as have been enjoyed by faith groups since 1998.

  • January 9, 2007

    The leaders of Northern Ireland's four major churches have called for an end to sectarianism and prejudice in a joint New Year message. The move represents an increasing willingness among Protestant and Catholic leaders to speak together in the face of division.

  • January 9, 2007

    The annual World Peace Day message is due to be celebrated by a record number of Catholic parishes in England and Wales this Sunday, 14 January 2007, reports Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace.