Category - uk

  • September 27, 2007

    Christians from a range of backgrounds held a service in London yesterday evening to thank God for a major success in campaigning against the arms trade - the shutting down of the government-backed DESO.

  • September 23, 2007

    After two churches banned yoga classes, causing comment and puzzlement in the United Kingdom, a Catholic priest and school principal in India has declared that British clergy who describe yoga as a “sham,” a “false philosophy” and “un-Christian” are uninformed about the practice.

  • September 1, 2007

    Following an earlier comment about the unravelling of establishment, the Church of Ireland's new primate, Archbishop Alan Harper, has warned churches that they can no longer base their mission on the idea of having “a place as of right” to exert influence in the public arena.

  • September 1, 2007

    As daily life gets more hectic and stressful, many find it difficult to make time for the spiritual dimension of life. Now they can log on to a new website and access A Word in Time, the Methodist Church’s new online daily Bible study, the denomination announced today.

  • August 29, 2007

    Following hot on the heels of the Rev Jesse Jackson, in Britain last week to launch the economic equality campaign Equanomics, ex-South African president Nelson Mandela was hailed in London yesterday in advance of today's unveiling of a London statue of him.

  • August 25, 2007

    Despite a significant overall fall-off over the past 30 years, more than 171,000 GCSE students are opening envelopes to reveal their grades in Religious Education today, an increase of 7.2 per cent in those taking the full course since 2006.

  • August 24, 2007

    As part of an initiative from the Children's Commissioner, the Methodist Church is the first Christian denomination to announce that it's London HQ will be taken over by children later this year, so that they can find out how the church works and input their own ideas.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Scottish Episcopal Church has welcomed new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call for a greater international effort to combat global poverty and his reminder to other world leaders of the promises made on development in 2000.

  • August 9, 2007

    Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has announced that he is to send every MP in the country some summer reflection material: The 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down written by the Anglican Bishop of Reading.

  • August 8, 2007

    Local clergy and rural chaplains, working with the Farm Crisis Network, are providing pastoral support to farmers affected by the Protection and Surveillance Zones set up in Surrey following the local outbreak of foot and mouth disease.