Being a Christian in the Church of England means living with the ‘baggage’ of ‘saints and slave-traders’ says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Jul 10, 2020 by

by Luke Andrews, Mailonline: Being a Christian in the Church of England means living with the ‘baggage’ of ‘saints and slave-traders’, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said. Speaking to worshippers via Zoom he proclaimed that they are ‘our inheritance… to be reformed, to be repented of, to be imitated’. The Archbishop made the poignant statements as he confirmed the new Archbishop of York and second most powerful figure in the Church...

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Welby’s bid to placate statue topplers could backfire

Jul 10, 2020 by

by Daniel French, Spectator: m a Church of England vicar and I’m worried about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s planned review of statues and monuments. The church, we have been told, hopes to ‘play a leading role’ in facilitating ‘meaningful dialogue’ and apply ‘justice’ with ‘real outcomes’ in assessing statues. But what does this mean for churches like mine? Anglicanism prides itself on being a highbrow form of Christianity. It operates in subtleties and niceties. In Anglican-speak, the...

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Justin Welby is rewriting the principles that hold our societies together

Jun 30, 2020 by

by Nick Timothy, Daily Telegraph: Nobody personifies the madness of our times, and the moral cowardice of our leaders, like the Archbishop of Canterbury. On Friday, under pressure from precisely nobody, Justin Welby climbed atop his chosen pulpit – an interview on BBC Radio 4 – and announced a review of statues and commemorative names in Anglican churches and buildings. “Some will have to come down,” he said, and “some names will have to change.” He did not stop there. Comparing figures...

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Iconoclast Archbishop Trashes ‘White Jesus’

Jun 27, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: The archbishop of Canterbury’s recent polemic against a “white Jesus” sparked a fresh wave of anger as academics and celebrities of varied ethnicities accused Justin Welby of “white paternalism” and “abject ignorance of Church history.” In a Friday BBC 4 Today program, the head of the global Anglican Communion said the Western church’s portrayal of Christ as a white man needed to be challenged. Interviewed in the...

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The gospel of woke

Jun 27, 2020 by

from Voice for Justice UK: If I may say this with respect, though I realise it may well not be taken that way, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, displays a truly frightening lack of understanding over what Christ actually taught.  There is a famous story in the gospels, where Peter comes to Jesus and asks, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” (Matthew 18:21).  In response, Jesus says, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy...

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Archbishop of Canterbury: Church statues to be reviewed ‘very carefully’

Jun 27, 2020 by

from BBC News: The Church of England is to “very carefully” review statues at major places of worship to see “if they all should be there”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. The Most Reverend Justin Welby said monuments at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey would be included. “Some will have to come down, some names will have to change,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today. The acts of those memorialised could be forgiven “only if...

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