UK News

  • 11 Jan 2009

    For the first time a Humanist has delievered a 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4. The broadcast however did not come as part of the BBC's flagship news programme, Today.

  • 11 Jan 2009

    Protestors against the violence in Gaza and for an immediate ceasefire have taken place across Britain this weekend, including demonstrations in London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton.

  • 10 Jan 2009

    With Israel threatening to escalate its military action in Gaza, Patrick Kelly, Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool and vice president of the Bishops' Conference has called for an alternative to more violence.

  • 9 Jan 2009

    Leaders of all major faiths in the UK have today called for an immediate ceasefire and unfettered humanitarian access to Gaza.

  • 9 Jan 2009

    The Evangelical Alliance has appointed a new General Director. Steve Clifford, currently chair of the Hope 08 initiative and youth organisation Soul Survivor, replaces outgoing director Joel Edwards.

  • 8 Jan 2009

    As politicians struggle to find answers to the cycle of violence in Gaza, a pioneering Christian peace activist is set to tour Britain and Ireland talking about nonviolent conflict transformation.

  • 7 Jan 2009

    An MP who took part in a parliamentary delegation to Israel-Palestine last year has said that the season of Epiphany vividly illustrates the need for a ceasefire and humanitarian measures in Gaza.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    Three Anglican bishops have joined public figures in a call for the European Union to refuse further privileges to Israel while it remains in breach of international law and acting brutally in Gaza.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    The Charity Commission has criticised a Catholic hospital charity for the way it dealt with the consequences of its decision to sublet part of its premises to doctors prescribing contraceptives.

  • 5 Jan 2009

    A British missionary couple sentenced to one year's hard labour for writing emails which were interpreted as criticising the Gambian government are hoping for a pardon after a public apology.