Archbishop addresses Church of Scotland General Assembly

May 25, 2016 by

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury’s address to the Church of Scotland General Assembly this morning. It’s a huge privilege to be here, and I want to thank you, Moderator, and all of you for your wonderful warm welcome. I want to say want a special privilege it is to stand in the place of so very many distinguished guests speakers who’ve spoken before me here. And I must say it’s cosier than the General Synod. (Laughter.) You know there are distinct differences between the bones of Becket...

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Don’t speak about your faith unless you’re asked to says Archbishop of Canterbury

May 21, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: Christians should not talk to people about their faith unless they are actively invited to do so, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted. The Most Rev Justin Welby, said enthusiastic members of his flock should not to be afraid to talk about Christianity in a more secular society but advised them to listen to others before saying anything and, crucially, to wait until they are asked. Under Archbishop Welby, the Church of England has recently launched what is...

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologises to Jersey’s Dean for abuse probe

May 20, 2016 by

from ITV News: The Archbishop of Canterbury has formally apologised to the Dean of Jersey for years of “hurt” following an investigation into allegations of abuse in the church in the island. The Dean’s handling of a complaint from a parishioner about abuse she claimed she suffered at the hands of a senior figure in the church was the subject of a formal investigation, and led to the breakdown of relations between the Jersey church and the Winchester Diocese to which it...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Warns Racism Is ‘Deeply Embedded’ In Society

May 20, 2016 by

By Josh Lowe, Newsweek: England’s most senior Christian cleric has warned that racism is “deeply embedded in so much of our culture” as he urged politicians to take care with populist rhetoric. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said that Britain had “learned how to do racism” over the past 1,000 years and said, in comments reported by The Times: “It is a deep shame that [anti-Semitism] is everywhere. I’m not looking at any political party; it’s deeply embedded in so much of our...

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Archbishop of Canterbury hosts live Bible study on Facebook

May 19, 2016 by

The Archbishop of Canterbury was joined on Facebook by thousands of Christians around the world today for his first live Bible study on Facebook. Archbishop Justin Welby discussed John 1:35-42 with the Revd Chris Russell and answered questions from viewers. The event was watched live in countries including the UK, USA, South Sudan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Australia, the Seychelles and Japan. In the passage, the disciples have their first encounter with Jesus, which is a life-changing experience –...

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Why I’m voting for Brexodus: A revelatory call to quit EU from the former leader of the Church of England

May 15, 2016 by

by George Carey, Mailonline: I’ve been half expecting an invitation from the spin doctors of Vote Remain to sign a letter by retired churchmen to the newspapers, explaining how Brexit will bring about the coming of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Official church bodies have rightly resisted telling Christians how they should vote – the consensus in this country is that religious gerrymandering is wrong – but the fundamental religious impulse is for unity and the fellowship of nations....

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