Religious Left demands action from Justin Welby

Jan 23, 2016 by

The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Lambeth Palace London SE1 7JU January 19th 2016 Your Grace We, as original signatories to the letter sent to you on January 7th 2016, wish to acknowledge and thank you for the personal apology that you made on behalf of the Church in Canterbury. We recognise the significance of this statement coming as it does from you, especially at a time when tensions within the Anglican Communion are high. We also wish to acknowledge the commitments that were announced...

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Archbishop Justin reflects on the Primates’ meeting Canterbury

Jan 21, 2016 by

Last week the Primates of the Anglican Communion gathered in Canterbury for a week of prayer and discussion. You might well have been following the events in the media. I want to share some thoughts of my own here about what took place last week – which was without doubt one of the most extraordinary weeks I have ever experienced. The first thing to say is that the week was completely rooted in prayer. The Community of St Anselm – the international young Christian community based at Lambeth...

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Apology to LGBT community must be followed by action, senior Anglicans warn Archbishop of Canterbury

Jan 21, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Senior Anglicans who wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the eve of last week’s Primates Meeting have thanked him for his apology for the way the Church has treated the gay community, but warned that his words must be followed by action. Eighty-five senior Anglicans who originally signed a letter to Archbishop Justin Welby have written again to thank him for the apology he made to LGBT Christians at the end of the Primates Meeting, but added that...

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologises for ‘hurt and pain’ caused to gay community

Jan 15, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury today announced the next Lambeth Conference will be in 2020, indicating the success of this week’s gathering of Anglican Primates in maintaining the unity of the Anglican Communion. Archbishop Justin Welby had delayed calling a Lambeth Conference conference on the due date of 2018 because of the divisions over homosexuality which this week’s meeting of 39 Primates from 38 provinces was called to address. Normally, the...

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Sin, corruption and Islam: Justin Welby on the threats facing the Anglican Communion

Jan 12, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday painted a stark and gloomy picture of a Church struggling to survive in the face of sin, corruption, Islam and an increasingy secular, anti-Christian culture in the West. The Anglican voice is increasingly needed in a world where religious war is spreading, and the secular world has no answer to it and does not even understand the nature of religion, Archbishop Justin Welby said in his opening address to his 38 fellow...

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“Text of Archbishop Welby’s #Primates2016 Address” Released

Jan 12, 2016 by

by David Ould: Vanguard Media have released what they claim is the text of Welby’s address to the Primates. It’s not been confirmed (and I know others have a copy of the text) but it looks genuine. While the whole thing is worth reading through, this piece early on is of particular interest: Yet, through it all, God was faithful. For example, East Africa was evangelised, it is true, first by missionaries, but it was the East African Revival that set the pattern for holiness, for a vigour of...

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