July 12, 2016
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called for the leaders in South Sudan to cease hostilities immediately and accept mediation.
Welby also appealed to all those close to the leaders to seek to persuade them to accept such urgent mediation. Those who will suffer most are the poorest, especially women and children. Those who pursue violence will face the judgement of God in answer to the cries of the souls of those...
July 5, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, speaking in the U.K. Parliament’s House of Lords during a debate on the EU referendum, called for a spirit of hope but stressed that widening inequality is the biggest challenge to overcome if the U.K. is to flourish.
Read the text of the archbishop’s speech:
My Lords, the events of the last two weeks have led to some of the most dramatic and dynamic changes that we’ve known...
June 24, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have issued the following joint statement this morning after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.
On Thursday, millions of people from across the United Kingdom voted in the Referendum, and a majority expressed a desire that Britain’s future is to be outside the...
June 14, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has set out his support for the U.K.’s continuing membership in the European Union. Voters in the U.K. will vote in a referendum on June 23 to decide whether they will leave or remain in the 28-member political and trading union. Opinion polls show the nation is evenly divided on the issue and Welby says that there is no official Christian or church line on which way to vote. “Voting is a matter for...
June 7, 2016
[Lambeth Palace] On the final day of his pilgrimage to Cappadocia in Turkey, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gave this address during Vespers in the former church of St. Constantine and St. Helena in Sinasos.
All-Holiness, Beloved Brother in Christ,
It is with great joy I greet you, and all those gathered here in this Orthodox paschal season, in the peace of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus...
May 18, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his strong support to the work of community-based responses to the global AIDS epidemic.
In a video message released in advance of this year’s High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS (June 8-10), Welby celebrates the great progress that has been made to eliminate AIDS as a threatening global disease by 2030, and calls for a “great further step” the mobilization of “political, financial, technical and...