Reforms needed to halt decline, says Archbishop Welby

Dec 19, 2014 by

By Madeleine Davies, Church Times: PLANS to transform the Church of England were trailed this week by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In a blog responding initially to concerns about the Green report, he detailed a “portfolio of reforms”, warning: “We can’t simply go on as we are if we are to flourish and grow as the Church of England. Our call is not to manage decline.” The reforms are being developed by five task groups led by bishops, and assigned to review...

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Justin Welby ponders landmark China tour to see explosion of Christianity

Dec 14, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury is considering a landmark visit to China amid signs that the communist economic superpower is on course to become world’s “most Christian” country within a generation. China’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming extended the invitation during a meeting with the Most Rev Justin Welby and his wife Caroline at Lambeth Palace last month. Despite decades of repression in the officially atheist country, Christianity has seen spectacular growth...

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Former Archbishop Rowan Williams wades into EU withdrawal debate

Dec 10, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has waded into the debate over withdrawal from the European Union insisting it could leave the UK “dangerously dependent” on the City. He said leaving the EU would be a “deeply regressive” step and claimed Britain would have almost nothing else “distinctive” to offer outside it. Going it alone could turn the country into an “offshore financial facility”, he added. The former Archbishop also said it was also becoming...

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Stop wasting food and feed the poor

Dec 7, 2014 by

By The Most Revd Justin Welby: In one corner of a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a large marquee. Inside were children, all ill. They had been separated from family, friends, those who looked after them. Perhaps, mostly having disabilities, they had been abandoned in the panic of the militia attack that drove them from their homes. Now they were hungry. It was deeply shocking but, tragically, expected. A few weeks later in England, I was talking to some people – a mum,...

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“I’m absolutely not saying ‘Unity at all costs’ — quite the reverse.” Welby

Dec 6, 2014 by

A full page interview with Archbishop Justin Welby  in The Times 6/12/14   Read full interview here

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Justin Welby and Pope Francis pledge to fight modern slavery

Dec 2, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and leaders of the main faiths joined forces in Rome today to sign a declaration pledging to fight to end modern slavery. More than 30 million people worldwide are believe to be trapped in some form of slavery, ranging from trafficking, forced labour and prostitution to the trade in human organs and other human rights abuses. Archbishop Justin Welby, who has spent months finessing the details of the campaign with Pope...

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