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Society & Community

How can the Church help to give a voice to people who are easily ignored by the powerful? How can Christians and others make a difference in their local communities and to the society we live in as a nation? What's most important in life and what does the Christianity have to say about the big questions we all face?

The Archbishop of Canterbury's ministry in the church, his role in parliament as one of the Lords Spiritual, and his place in public life, give him opportunities to see what others are doing in answer to these questions and to take part in public debate about the issues behind them. That might be through visiting schools and talking to the pupils and staff, through speaking in the House of Lords or writing for the press, or by spending time with clients, volunteers and staff at projects working to make a difference to the lives of those in need around the country.

Recent items relating to Society & Community are shown below:

February 2015

Archbishop meets and prays with Birmingham youth workers
22 February 2015
Archbishop Justin met with youth workers in Birmingham on Saturday evening, telling them their work would…

Archbishop Justin's speech at Think, Pray, Vote conference
21 February 2015
Speech given by Archbishop Justin at the Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote conference in Coventry.

Archbishop hails ‘major step’ of flagship church credit union
11 February 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury and church leaders launch Churches Mutual Credit Union.

Archbishop of Canterbury's speech on 'The Good Economy'
4 February 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury's speech on 'The Good Economy', delivered at Church House, Westminster on…

WATCH: Archbishop Justin Welby on the role of business in society
4 February 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke to the BBC on Wednesday about the role of business in society before…

January 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury's homily at Trinity Wall Street, New York
23 January 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby preached this homily last night during Evensong at Trinity Wall Street in New…

Archbishop's speech at 'Creating the Common Good' conference in New York
23 January 2015
Read the Archbishop's speech this morning at Trinity Institute's 'Creating the Common Good' conference…

Archbishop visits New York to speak on economic inequality
22 January 2015
Watch Archbishop Justin ringing the Bell of Hope in NYC for terror victims in France and Nigeria

'Banks must be people-centred,' says Archbishop of Canterbury
19 January 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury's speech at the conference 'Financial inclusion: The next move forward'…

December 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes government boost to get kids saving
31 December 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby welcomes government funding for primary schools savings clubs pilot programme.

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