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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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January 2014

Archbishop welcomes religious leaders from Central African Republic
28 January 2014
Archbishop Justin hails religious delegation’s ‘friendship and cooperation’ against backdrop of…

Council of Christians and Jews meets at Lambeth Palace
21 January 2014
Archbishop Justin hosts first meeting since taking office as CCJ presidents pledge ‘more upfront role’…

December 2013

Archbishop meets Hindu Christian Forum
13 December 2013
Archbishop Justin thanks the forum for 'building bridges between our communities' and says its work must…

August 2013

Archbishop on Eid Al-Fitr: Let us build deep and lasting ties with each other
7 August 2013
In his first Eid message to Muslims, the Archbishop has praised the "joyful" work of building Christian-Muslim…

July 2013

Diversity is 'a gift', says Archbishop Justin during visit to Southall
22 July 2013
Archbishop Justin praised diversity as 'a gift, not a threat' and condemned actions which 'spread hate…

Listen to their voices of pain: Archbishop Justin on his Middle East visit
5 July 2013
Writing in the Church Times, Archbishop Justin said injustice and fear across the region must be confronted…

June 2013

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon awarded the Cross of St Augustine
21 June 2013
Archbishop Justin praised the Anglican Bishop of Kaduna for his devotion to Christian-Muslim dialogue

Archbishop to visit Egypt and the Holy Land
21 June 2013
In his first official visit to the region, Archbishop Justin will meet with fellow Anglican bishops and…

May 2013

Diary: Archbishop Justin's visit to Leicester
24 May 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury spent today in Leicester meeting with Christians from Germany and leaders…

Archbishop's statement on the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby
24 May 2013
Archbishop Justin said today that "all our prayers and mine" are with the family of Lee Rigby, the British…

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