Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop of Canterbury’

Archbishop of Canterbury upbraids Ugandan confreres for backing anti-gay law

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Justin Welby, has strongly criticised his fellow Anglican bishops in Uganda for supporting the East African country’s new law that makes homosexual acts illegal and subject to punishment even up to the death penalty. “This is not about imposing Western values on our Ugandan Anglican sisters and brothers,” said Welby, Read more

Anointed to serve

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

We are here to crown a King, and we crown a King to serve. What is given today is for the gain of all. For Jesus Christ announced a Kingdom in which the poor and oppressed are freed from the chains of injustice. The blind see. The bruised and broken-hearted are healed. That Kingdom sets Read more

Bishops are oppressors if they fail to act on migrants

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Anglican bishops oppressors

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged Anglican bishops to speak out against ‘unethical treatment’ of migrants and climate change, and failing to act would make them “one of the oppressors”. Justin Welby encouraged Church of England leaders to “take risks”. “To be silent on the unethical treatment of migrants or on war or oppression, on Read more

Justin Welby: 2022 Lambeth address on the call on Human Dignity

Monday, August 8th, 2022
Human Dignity

This is one of the most important sessions of this Conference. In it, we come to a question – of what we believe about human dignity, including sexuality – that is deeply dividing, not only for Anglicans but for every part of God’s global church. This conference is one of the few places where we Read more

Justin Welby comes out – gay sex is a sin

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
gay sex

Gay sex is a sin. The leader of the global Anglican church has come out with it and in so doing has affirmed “the validity” of a 1998 declaration. Questioning biblical teaching is “unthinkable” for “a large majority” of conservative Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby announced at the ten-yearly Lambeth conference. “In many countries, Read more

Anglican Communion row flares over same-sex marriage

Monday, August 1st, 2022
Anglican Communion

A meeting of leaders of the Anglican Communion say they will refuse Holy Communion from bishops with gay partners and from those who support same-sex marriage. Friday’s announcement at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England came from the Global South orthodox bishops as they pressed for re-affirmation of traditional teaching on marriage. The Global South Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury launches reconciliation course for prisoners

Monday, May 16th, 2022

A course that explores conflict, forgiveness, and reconciliation is to be offered in prisons, after its launch by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The course is based on the five-part Difference Course, which “equips you to see transformation through everyday encounters”. The team behind the Difference Course worked with prison chaplains, and conducted trials in prisons, Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to meet area residential school survivors

Monday, April 11th, 2022

The Archbishop of Canterbury will hold an informal meeting with residential school survivors next month in Brantford. The Most Rev. Justin Welby, head of the Church of England and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is visiting Canada from April 29 to May 3 to highlight the church’s desire to pursue reconciliation with indigenous people. Read more

Anglican Church in trouble over gay priest’s suicide

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Both the Catholic Church and the Church of England have admitted a gay priest’s suicide followed systemic failures in the way they handled false sexual abuse allegations. Father Alan Griffin, 78, died last in November. He had been under investigation although the allegations were never explained to him. The claims were “supported by no complainant, no Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges debt to Catholics

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges Catholics

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has acknowledged a debt to Catholics in a statement published in the Catholic Herald on Feb. 22. Dr. Williams grew up in Wales during the 1950s where “you still couldn’t quite avoid the sense that Catholics were exotic and a bit frightening.” He attended an Anglican parish church in Read more