September 29, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] In a statement on the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:
“Shimon Peres led an extraordinary life of service to the nation of Israel, and to the cause of...
September 20, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew in the ecumenical prayer and concluding ceremony of the World Day for Peace in Assisi Sept. 20, along with the representatives from various religions.
September 9, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is issuing an international call to prayer for evangelism leading up to Pentecost Sunday in 2017. The worldwide roll-out of the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative follows the success of a similar scheme this year when churches in the U.K. and around the world joined in what had been intended as a Church of England initiative.
August 22, 2016
[Anglican Alliance] Churches across the world will be marking this year’s Season of Creation with services and times of worship that celebrate God’s creation and serve as a reminder of humanity’s duty to safeguard the earth.
The season runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on Anglicans to join Christians worldwide and take part. In the video below he says, “The outcome of climate change is not potentially bad, it is potentially...
August 12, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The silencing of abuse victims is itself a form of abuse “as bad if not worse than the first betrayal,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said. The archbishop made his comments in a foreword to the current issue of Crucible, which bills itself as the journal of Christian social ethics. Its current issue focuses on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
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...