Justin Welby: ‘Equality is a gift in creation’

Jan 24, 2015 by

By Carey Lodge,  Christian Today: Inequality “plays on the corruption of the human person [and] our sinfulness” Justin Welby said during a conference in New York yesterday. The Archbishop joined American blogger and author Rachel Held Evans, the Bishop of Panama, Rt Rev Julio Murray, and editor of First Things magazine, R.R. Reno, on a panel at the Creating the Common Good conference. During his opening speech Welby asked whether inequality really matters, suggesting that dealing...

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Bishops were wrong about poverty last time… this time they’re irrelevant

Jan 16, 2015 by

By Damian Thompson, Mailonline: The quickest way to ruin a dinner party is to talk about the Christian belief in an after-life. ‘Heaven? It’s just a fantasy cooked up by clergy to keep themselves in a job,’ a typical metropolitan hostess might say, her lip curling as she spoons out the asparagus soufflé. To which I can only reply: in 20 years of covering religious affairs as a journalist, I have almost never heard vicars or priests talk about heaven – except from the narrow confines of the...

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David Cameron facing row with Church as he ‘profoundly disagrees’ with Archbishops’...

Jan 15, 2015 by

By Peter Dominiczak, Telegraph: David Cameron has said that he “profoundly disagrees” with the leaders of the Church of England after they accused the Coalition of creating a country in which the poor are being “left behind”. The Prime Minister pledged to speak “vigorously in defence” of his Government’s economic record after the Archbishops of Canterbury and York accused him and Britain’s other political leaders of selling a “lie” that economic growth is the answer to social problems....

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The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are on slippery ground when they criticise ‘inequality’

Jan 15, 2015 by

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald: It is good to know that even today a pronouncement by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York can still make the front pages. Moreover, it is good to know that the two archbishops are able to communicate something that needs to be said, and which is in clear continuity with the content of the Gospel and Christian tradition. Their Graces have produced, with others, a collection of essays entitled On Rock or Sand? The biblical allusion will not be...

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Archbishops’ pre-election assault on ‘evil’ of inequality in Coalition Britain

Jan 14, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Britain under the Coalition is a country in which the poor are being “left behind” and entire cities “cast aside” because politicians are obsessed with Middle England, the Church of England says today in a damning assessment of the state of the nation. In a direct and unapologetically “political” intervention timed for the beginning of the General Election campaign, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, warn party leaders are selling a “lie” that economic growth...

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message

Jan 1, 2015 by

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, pauses to reflect at the turn of the year from the National Memorial Arboretum. Watch here (Available for 4 weeks)  

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