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January 31, 2008

When the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin preaches her first sermon in her new role as chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II she will face a very different congregation to those who attend her regular services as a parish priest in Hackney, one of London'...

January 8, 2008

Mary Tanner, one of the eight presidents of the World Council of Churches, is to receive one of the highest honors given by the British monarch in the Queen's New Year's honors list. Tanner, an Anglican theologian, is to be created a...

December 10, 2007

The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, cut into pieces his clerical "dog collar" on a television program broadcast by the BBC to the world, and the Uganda-born cleric vowed he would not replace it until Robert Mugabe is no...

November 8, 2007

The Rev. Chad Varah, an Anglican priest who founded the Samaritans telephone counseling service to offer a listening ear to the suicidal and those in despair, has died at the age of 95. "Chad Varah made a unique contribution to the life...

October 23, 2007

To mark the 40th anniversary on October 27 of Britain's 1967 Abortion Act that legalized abortion in specified circumstances, church leaders are calling for a re-examination of the situation.   The department of health in...

September 17, 2007

The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has called on Britain to lead a campaign of targeted sanctions against the government of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. "Mugabe is the worst kind of racist dictator," said Sentamu, the...

September 14, 2007

Additional money will be made available to privately financed religious schools in England if they wish to convert to the State sector, the British minister in charge of schools, Ed Balls, has announced at the launch of a multi-faith...

August 9, 2007

St. Peter's, a 10th century church at Barton-upon-Humber in north-east England, has reopened after a 600,000 British pound (US$1.2 million) makeover. It is now an international center for the study of human remains, and a visitor...

July 31, 2007

They won't go around the world in 80 days but walkers in the longest-ever protest march in British history are going to great lengths by criss-crossing the United Kingdom and Ireland to draw attention to climate change. Sponsored by...

June 26, 2007

The head of a British church body dealing with racial justice has distanced herself from a call by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord (George) Carey, for Britain to impose tighter controls on immigrants coming into the country...

June 20, 2007

The head of an Anglican theological college in Oxford, the Rev. Richard Turnbull, has been accused by his three immediate predecessors of threatening its survival as an academic institution.   The three former principals of the...

May 29, 2007

The British government is urging faith-based schools in England and Wales to twin with similar establishments of other beliefs as part of a legal obligation, which comes into force on September 1.   Under a law passed in 2006,...

January 23, 2007

The Church of England, in acknowledging its involvement in the slave trade, will take part in an act of repentance by thousands of Anglicans, including its spiritual head, planned for March 24. Marchers from throughout Britain are...

December 6, 2006

Church leaders in Britain have voiced concern about plans to renew Trident, Britain's submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missile system, at an estimated cost of up to 20 billion pounds sterling (US$39.2 billion). "These are weapons...

November 21, 2006

Britain's Christian Muslim Forum has strongly criticized moves to take the religious message out of Christmas in the country on the grounds that offence might be caused to members of other faiths. The forum, launched in January by...

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