Archbishop Welby on white, male, straight advantage. His lament and solution

Feb 21, 2020 by

by Wallace Henley, Christian Post: “I have white advantage, male advantage, straight advantage,” Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby recently told the Church of England’s General Synod. The leader of the Anglican Church spoke as the Synod readied for an important vote to apologize “for the conscious and unconscious racism experienced by countless black, Asian and minority ethnic Anglicans in 1948 and subsequent years.”[1] But Welby was disturbed by what he described as racism continuing in the...

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The Archbishop of Woke slanders his own flock

Feb 16, 2020 by

by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman: HOW didn’t we guess till the Archbishop of Canterbury told us? The Church of England is ‘deeply, institutionally’ racist, according to the Most Rev Justin Welby. I wonder how all the curates, vicars, bishops, lay preachers, Sunday school teachers, vergers, churchwardens and other active members of the C of E’s congregations felt about his smearing of their collective character? But the mood of self-flagellation is in the air. His Grace’s delayed but...

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Justin Welby says he is ‘sorry and ashamed’ over church’s racism

Feb 11, 2020 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Archbishop of Canterbury tells synod hostile environment should be welcoming instead. The archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of his personal shame at the Church of England’s institutional racism and has promised to replace a hostile environment with a hospitable welcome. At a meeting in London of the church’s ruling body, the General Synod, Justin Welby said: “When we look at our own church, we are still deeply institutionally racist. Let’s be clear about that.”...

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Archbishop of Canterbury appeals for unity at the start of Synod

Feb 11, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury has told Anglicans at odds with each other over sexuality and marriage that their real enemy is the devil, not each other. In a plea for unity at the start of the February meeting of its parliamentary body, General Synod, Justin Welby said it was his desire to see Anglicans taking the Gospel to the world “together, not biting and snapping at one another”. With the Lambeth Conference coming up at the end of July and the Living in...

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Statement from Archbishops of Canterbury and York …

Jan 31, 2020 by

… apologising for previous statement upholding biblical marriage: We as Archbishops, alongside the bishops of the Church of England, apologise and take responsibility for releasing a statement last week which we acknowledge has jeopardised trust. We are very sorry and recognise the division and hurt this has caused. At our meeting of the College of Bishops of the Church of England this week we continued our commitment to the Living in Love and Faith project which is about questions of...

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Archbishop seeks an end to longstanding divisions over human sexuality ahead of Lambeth Conference

Jan 16, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he hopes that the forthcoming Lambeth Conference will “draw a line under some of the inward-looking approaches of the past” so that the Anglican Communion can move on from a crippling dispute over human sexuality. Speaking to reporters at the end of a three-day Primates’ meeting in Jordan, the Most Rev Justin Welby said he wanted to see the Anglican Communion begin to focus instead “on those things that affect...

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