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Tag Archives: Archbishop of Canterbury
In my last blog, We CAN end poverty by 2015, I wrote about the G8 religious leader’s letter that appeared in the Financial Times to mark the 1000 day count down to the Millennium Development Goals. This letter was picked … Continue reading
Today 80 religious leaders from around the G8, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, have marked the 1000 day count down to the Millennium Development Goals. In a letter to the Financial Times , that is reproduced on the Lambeth Palace … Continue reading
The reaction across European capitals to the Greek elections appears to be one of sober relief. With Greek so deeply divided and with Europe still short of a road map to solve the Eurozone’s structural problems this is not a … Continue reading
It has been amusing over the last few months to read the media stories as to who might or might not be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. More interesting perhaps is who will succeed Pope Shenouda III as the leader … Continue reading
Later next month, on the 9th December, the Archbishop of Canterbury will be leading a debate in the House of Lords to call attention to the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The debate will provide an opportunity for Peers … Continue reading
Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury issued a statement – copied below - on the recent disturbances in Cairo. The statement draws attention to Egypt’s long history of peaceful interfaith relations and the urgency of ensuring the rights of all citizens are assured. In a … Continue reading
A tough few weeks preparing for General Synod and the inevitable struggle to meet deadlines before the summer recess has meant blogging has taken a back seat. The public’s fixation with News International and the phone hacking scandal has also … Continue reading
The week before last I blogged on how the orchestrated violence by the Government of Sudan in the Abeyi region threatened a humanitarian emergency and South Sudan’s move to independence on 9 July. Since then the situation has worsened significantly. Yesterday, the … Continue reading
A frequent complaint levelled at the Church is that it is a rather slow, cumbersome and antiquated body out of touch with the concerns of ordinary citizens. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recent editorial in the New Statesmen paints a rather … Continue reading
What can one say about Andrew Mitchell’s address to General Synod? Let’s take the question of style first. This was a very business like performance. There was none of the rabble rousing rhetoric used by Secretary of State’s of old. … Continue reading