Archbishop of Canterbury calls on Christian groups to be more tolerant after revealing he receives &...

May 10, 2015 by

By Cahal Milmo, Independent: The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on Christian groups to be more tolerant towards each other and other faiths after revealing the worst “poison pen letters” he receives are from his co-religionists. The leader of the Anglican church made the criticism in a broad-ranging speech in which he called on religious leaders to confront the “profound differences” between their faiths or risk allowing extremism to flourish. The Most Reverend Justin Welby said there was...

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Welby: let’s stop pretending all religions agree

May 6, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Obsession with meaningless and ‘anaemic’ displays of unity is ‘dishonest’ and could be helping extremists, says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Religious leaders risk fuelling extremism by pretending that all faiths are basically the same, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. The Most Rev Justin Welby said faith leaders seemed desperate to hide behind “bland” and “anaemic” statements about what they have in common rather than facing up to the “profound...

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Sexuality is irrelevant to Christian witness, says Archbishop.

Apr 7, 2015 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Archbishop Justin gave a ringing endorsement of the resurrection of Christ as central to our Gospel message. He spoke of the urgent, joyful and sometimes dangerous task of testifying to a relationship with the living Christ that has been given to all Christians. But why did he refer to “sexuality” and what did he mean by it? The sermon (full text here ) was based around an interesting and...

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Archbishop Welby leads prayers at Richard III reinterment

Mar 26, 2015 by

From ACNS: The Archbishop of Canterbury led prayers and the blessing at the reinterment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral today. Archbishop Justin Welby blessed the remains of Richard III during a special ceremony attended by Royal Family members, Bishop of Leicester Tim Stevens, senior UK ecumenical clergy and civic leaders, among others. The mortal remains were received at the Cathedral on Sunday night during a service of Compline, having been carried from the University of...

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Youths turning to Jihad because mainstream religion not ‘exciting’ enough – Welby

Mar 11, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Young people are turning to Jihad because mainstream religion is not “exciting” enough, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Most Rev Justin Welby told faith leaders that Britain’s religious communities must do more to provide an alternative to extremism which gives young people a “purpose in life”. He also warned against being too quick to brand people and groups with strong views on religious matters as extremists. Nothing will ever be...

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The not so quick and the dead

Feb 25, 2015 by

From Ancient Briton: In my previous entry I referred to a report that the Archbishop of Canterbury was to visit a school in Birmingham where 80 per cent of its pupils are Muslim and just eight per cent of its pupils are Christian. He has. A report on his visit to St Alban’s Academy can be read here. The reports I have seen so far concentrate on gays and gay marriage. Referring to Church of England’s laws the Archbishop said, “Marriage is between one man and one woman for life and sexual...

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