Justin Welby launches refugee resettlement scheme with Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Jul 19, 2016 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: Community groups will be able to sponsor a refugee family under a new scheme launched jointly today by the Home Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Full Community Sponsorship programme will enable churches, faith groups, charities and businesses to support directly resettled refugees. The announcement at Lambeth Palace comes ten months after the Government said it would take in some 20,000 Syrian refugees to the UK. Justin Welby also confirmed...

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‘Go in confidence,’ Justin Welby tells Synod after sexuality conversations

Jul 12, 2016 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the Church of England to “go in confidence” after the conclusion of its “shared conversations” on human sexuality. The conversations, which took place during the last two years, came to a conclusion at the General Synod meeting in York, with small groups meeting in private and synod members urged to stay off social media. A handful of conservative evangelicals opposed to any compromise with...

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Archbishop Justin attends enthronement of new Archbishop of Kenya

Jul 5, 2016 by

Church of Kenya is ‘full of the life of Christ’ says Archbishop during service in Nairobi The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attended the enthronement of the new primate of Kenya, the Most Revd Dr Jackson Ole Sapit. Archbishop Justin joined thousands of Anglicans from Kenya and beyond yesterday at the service at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. The vibrant and colourful service was attended by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta; his Vice President, William Ruto; Anglican...

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Is it time for Justin Welby to go?

Jun 28, 2016 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: It is a convention in the UK that when a political figure offers leadership on a matter, that is put to the Electorate, and if they are rejected, they resign.  So David Cameron rightly resigned his public office the day after the referendum The Archbishops of the Church of England chose to enter the political debate and used the authority of their office to urge the people of the UK to remain as members of the European Union. Like the Prime minister, their...

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The Church is not ‘on the way out’ but has a great future, says Archbishop of Canterbury

Jun 24, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Church is recovering its confidence and has a “huge contribution” to make to society, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday. “We’re not on the way out. There’s a great future because we serve the God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead,” he said. Archbishop Welby was speaking to Christian Today at the end of a three-day visit to the Derby diocese. With Bishop of Derby Alastair Redfern, he visited and spoke to...

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon at Queen’s 90th birthday thanksgiving service

Jun 10, 2016 by

From the Archbishop of Canterbury’s website. You knit me together in my mother’s womb… I thank you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made [Psalm.139:12] Ninety years ago, Her Majesty The Queen was born, like every human being knit together in her mother’s womb, and today we thank God for the way in which she, like every human being, is fearfully and wonderfully made. Before we ever come to light, God marks our journeys. No one at The Queen’s birth knew for what she was destined. Today...

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