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August 17, 2009

Members of the Iranian Christian Fellowship in Britain are invoking prayers for the release of two women converts from Islam to Christianity who some fear may face the death sentence in Iran if they refuse to recant their faith.

"We believe in the power of prayer and know that Iranian...

July 12, 2009

Despite falling congregations, a 352 million British pound pensions deficit (US$570 million), and declining assets, the Church of England's General Synod has rejected suggestions to consider cutting the number of bishops and dioceses.

The suggestions followed complaints from some clergy...

July 3, 2009

A 60-year old Church of England vicar, who is accused of carrying out invalid marriages, has appeared in court charged with aiding people unlawfully to enter Britain.

The Rev. Alex Brown of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church at the town of St Leonard's was one of four people arrested...

June 17, 2009

Zimbabwe's prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, is to address Zimbabweans living in exile in Britain, including Christian leaders, when he visits London on June 20 to brief them about the situation in the beleaguered southern African state.

Tsvangirai was sworn in as prime minister of...

June 15, 2009

A Church of England bishop has launched a stinging attack on some members of the middle classes for consuming excessive amounts of alcohol in their comfortable homes and setting a bad example to working class youths roaming the streets of Britain.

The Rev. John Gladwin, the Anglican...

June 7, 2009

Christian leaders in Britain have deplored gains made by the extreme right-wing British National Party in elections to the European Union parliament.

The party, which campaigned for the "voluntary" repatriation of non-white immigrants, won two seats for the first time in the European...

April 2, 2009

The decision by the Church of England's bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, to step down 10 years before he could have retired to begin a career ministering to "persecuted Christians" has stirred vigorous global debate.

Karachi-born Nazir-Ali, who has headed the south-east England...

March 25, 2009

British church leaders will join campaigners in London on a march for jobs, justice and concern for the climate before an April 2 summit in the British capital of leaders from the Group of 20 leading economies from the developed and developing world.

"As global leaders gather in London,...

January 25, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have joined in British condemnation of a decision by their national broadcaster not to air a charity appeal for aid to Gaza.

Williams, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, said on January 25 he fully...

January 13, 2009

Major Christian denominations in Britain have said a month-long poster campaign on buses throughout the country promoting atheism will encourage debate and interest about God.

Oxford University evolutionary biologist, Professor Richard Dawkins, in early January launched the first of 800...

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