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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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June 2015

Archbishop hosts reception for Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
11 June 2015
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May 2015

Archbishop's speech at Board of Deputies Dinner
6 May 2015
A speech given by Archbishop Justin Welby at the Board of Deputies of British Jews President’s Dinner…

April 2015

WATCH: Archbishop's interview with SAT-7
9 April 2015
In an interview with SAT-7, the Christian TV station based in the Middle East, Archbishop Justin spoke…

March 2015

Archbishop welcomes faith leaders to Lambeth Palace
11 March 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on peacemaking and reconciliation at annual reception for faith groups…

February 2015

Create communities of beauty, Archbishop urges faith groups
24 February 2015
Archbishop calls for communities that 'recognise the divine' during faith anti-poverty conference in…

Faith communities 'essential' for ending sexual violence in war, says Archbishop
9 February 2015
Read Archbishop Justin Welby's keynote speech at the Mobilising Faith Communities in Ending Sexual Violence…

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…

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