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Archbishop of Canterbury

C of E bans gay therapy and approves transgender baptisms

July 28, 2017 |

‘Worried’ conservative Anglicans have appointed their own bishop

The Church of England’s General Synod has voted against therapy for Christians with unwanted homosexual desires, and introduced ‘transgender baptisms’.

Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams warned that the Church is “giving a national platform to ideologies which want to destroy biblical Christianity”. Read More

Welby optimistic on Israel visit

June 1, 2017 |

Justin Welby described his 12-day-trip to Israel as a “pastoral pilgrimage”

The Archbishop of Canterbury told Israeli and Palestinian leaders in May that he believes there’s a window of opportunity for peace. Justin Welby said: “It does seem, listening to many, that… Perhaps there is a moment of opportunity coming that may not repeat itself for a while.” Read More

Archbishop avoids congratulating Trump

November 25, 2016 |

Archbishop Welby will be praying for the US in the wake of the Donald Trump election victory

Archbishop Welby will be praying for the US in the wake of the Donald Trump election victory

Archbishop Welby will be praying for the US in the wake of the Donald Trump election victory

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he will pray for Donald Trump, but his congratulations on becoming US President-Elect were conspicuous by their absence.

Justin Welby previously said it would be “very challenging” if Trump won, and had told MPs that Trump’s statement about halting Muslim immigration was “certainly not a Christian thing to do, nor is it a rational thing to do.” Read More

Christians voted for Brexit

July 27, 2016 |

The statue of Europa astride a bull in front of the EU Parliament in Strasbourg. Some Christians associate this EU symbol with the “woman sitting on a scarlet beast” in Revelation 17

By Andrew Halloway

A poll by Lord Ashcroft shows that the percentage of Christians who voted to leave the European Union was higher than in the country as a whole.

Nearly 60 per cent of respondents who identified themselves as Christians voted for Brexit, compared with the 52 per cent national result.

Many of the ‘Christians’ in the poll may have been nominal rather than committed, and the result might have as much to do with their ethnicity and age as their faith, but suspicion of the EU was promoted among Christians at the grassroots level. Read More

Reassuringly dangerous: the prayer that cinemas banned

June 7, 2016 |

Archbishop Welby on the Lord’s Prayer

Justin Welby addressed thousands via links to Canterbury Cathedral. Basing his message on the Lord’s Prayer, he declared it “reassuring enough to be on the lips of the … Read More

Christening of Princess has spiritual significance for the nation

August 10, 2015 |

TO SOME PEOPLE the christening of a baby girl may be an unremarkable event – a religious ritual which is more about pomp and ceremony than spiritual significance. Read More

Justin Welby packs Brighton church

April 2, 2015 |

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY popped into St Peter’s Church in Brighton for a Q and A session about his ministry on March 8. Read More

Welby condemns “creeping climate of fear”

April 1, 2015 |

New coalition will push case for religious freedom

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY has called on politicians, the Church and the media to speak out against the ‘creeping climate of fear and animosity’ at the launch of a new partnership to address the growing problem of violence against Christians worldwide. Read More

‘Different spirit’ combats persecution – Archbishop

November 28, 2014 |

CHRISTIANS MUST AVOID becoming ‘faithless addicts to self-defensive violence’ in response to global persecution and nurture a ‘different spirit’.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, wrote these comments in a recent article for Prospect Magazine called, ‘What shall we do about ISIS?’ Read More

National News in Brief June-July 2014

June 2, 2014 |

CAMERON “UNDERMINED CHRISTIANITY”

ONE IN THREE VOTERS believes PM David Cameron has undermined Christianity and 50 per cent think marriage should be defined as an ‘exclusive commitment’ between a man and a woman, a recent poll showed. Read More