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Inter-religious Relations

Religious belief and practice have immense contributions to make to the common good, and this potential is heightened when communities of faith understand each other and work together on inter religious relations or dialogue.

The Archbishop of Canterbury leads a process of engagement within a religiously plural English society, as well as with those parts of the world where religious plurality has been normal for centuries. Archbishop Justin Welby has long experience of inter-faith dialogue and conflict resolution work, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. 

Both the Church of England and the churches of the global Anglican Communion are increasingly engaging with people and communities of other religions around them, and in ways that are consistent with the Church's understanding of its gospel-based mission and ministry.

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December 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury joins world faith leaders in pledge to end slavery
2 December 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby hails “profoundly significant” declaration by faith leaders to end modern…

Archbishop of Canterbury's address to the Global Freedom Network declaration
2 December 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby's address at the signing of the Joint Declaration Religious Leaders Against Modern…

November 2014

Archbishop joins UK faith leaders in condemning Jerusalem synagogue attack
21 November 2014
In a joint letter published in The Times today, Archbishop Justin Welby, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and…

Revd Mark Poulson appointed to serve as Archbishop's Inter Religious Affairs Secretary
18 November 2014
The Revd Mark Poulson has been appointed to serve as the Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the…

October 2014

Archbishop Justin sends good wishes for Yamim Nora’im
1 October 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury has sent prayerful good wishes to Jewish communities in England and around…

September 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech in Lords debate on Iraq
26 September 2014
Transcript of Archbishop Justin Welby’s speech in the House of Lords debate today on developments in…

July 2014

Archbishop Justin hosts Iftar meal at Lambeth Palace
18 July 2014
Archbishop Justin hosted an Iftar meal on Wednesday evening for the Christian Muslim Forum, of which…

June 2014

Archbishop welcomes Omani Minister to Lambeth Palace
13 June 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby met with the Omani Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, His Excellency…

May 2014

Archbishop Justin welcomes local CCJ branches to Lambeth Palace
8 May 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcomed local members of the Council of Christians and Jews…

February 2014

Expansion of Near Neighbours programme 'gives huge opportunities' says Archbishop Justin
27 February 2014
During a visit to a community centre in South London this morning, the Archbishop of Canterbury praised…

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