Archbishop addresses Anglican secondary school heads

Sep 28, 2016 by

Archbishop Justin Welby set out the Church of England’s education vision at the Anglican Academies and Secondary Heads Conference at Coventry Cathedral on Friday 23 September. Read the text of the Archbishop’s speech:  Church Schools: Communities of faith and reconciliation in a multi-faith context  When I last spoke on education it was 22nd June – the day before the vote on whether the UK remained or left the European Union. While it was only three months ago, as a country we are...

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Archbishop Justin Welby: Church has helped spread antisemitism

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Aaron James, Premier: The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Church has helped spread antisemitism across the world. Most Rev Justin Welby made the comment in an essay for the Holocaust Education Trust, which recently asked leaders in religious and public life to submit their thoughts on antisemitism for its new ‘Lessons Learned?’ project. The Trust says ‘Lessons Learned?’ comes after an 11 percent rise in antisemitism last year, including language and imagery...

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Justin Welby affirms traditional family values in the face of a changing world

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Justin Welby, Anglican Ink: There is something remarkably appropriate about the Mothers’ Union picking two readings, one of drama and reliance on the intervention of God. And the other is one of Jesus’s jokes, with a very sharp sting in it. It is appropriate to put these two together because the Mothers’ Union is God-centred in a remarkable way. The Mothers’ Union faces the most extreme odds that cannot be overcome except through the action of God. But also, contrary to the mockery and...

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The Church of England now has no place for believers in the traditional family

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Jane Kelly, Telegraph: Being a member of the Church of England is to belong to a strange club, or so it seems to me. All the rules have changed since I joined as an infant, or rather since my parents imposed their religion onto me (something which is now discouraged). There is no escape from the new ethos of the place and even the flannely Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is zealous in his mission to drag us all, no matter how recalcitrant, into the modern, post-Christian age. Like...

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Victorian family values are a myth, Archbishop tells Mothers’ Union

Sep 23, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The idea of a Victorian golden age of traditional family values is a “myth”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted as he urged Christians to face up to the reality of divorce, cohabitation and gay marriage in the 21st century. The Most Rev Justin Welby, who argued in the House of Lords against the legislation extending marriage to same-sex couples, said new family structures  including same-sex unions are now a reality “whether we agree or not”. His remarks came...

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After “Shared Conversations” what Gospel will the Church of England share?

Sep 13, 2016 by

By Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Summary:  On matters of human sexuality, does the Archbishop of Canterbury believe that one must sacrifice the clarity and authority of the Bible to reach lost people? If so, he should admit it clearly and let the rest of the Communion move on. For what he will have left to share is an amputated gospel:  grace without guilt, confession without conviction, response without repentance, imagination in place of revelation, and imitation without imputation. In the hopes of...

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