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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:

December 2014

This Christmas give life not luxury, says Archbishop Justin
9 December 2014
Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's article in the Christmas issue of the Radio Times.

Archbishop of Canterbury's speech at APPG hunger report launch
8 December 2014
Archbishop Justin's speech at the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry Report on Hunger…

Archbishop of Canterbury on hunger in Britain
7 December 2014
Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's article in today's Mail on Sunday on food poverty in Britain.

Archbishop's House of Lords soft power debate - opening speech
5 December 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury's opening speech in the House of Lords debate he is leading today on the…

November 2014

Archbishop’s finance task group announces primary school savings clubs
13 November 2014
Primary school pupils would gain experience of money management under new proposals from the Archbishop…

'Reconciliation in action' - Archbishop of Canterbury on church schools
7 November 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby addressed a conference of church school leaders and Chairs of governing bodies…

October 2014

Finance must be about 'human flourishing', says Archbishop - video
9 October 2014
The purpose of finance is "human flourishing, not just the rate of return", Archbishop Justin said during…

Archbishop and Methodist president host day of reflection on mining
7 October 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the President of the Methodist Conference hosted an ecumenical day of…

July 2014

Women bishops: Archbishop's speech to Ecclesiastical Committee
23 July 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby outlined how General Synod came to approve legislation allowing women to become…

Church Commissioners confirm Wonga exit
11 July 2014
Church Commissioners for England announce their indirect exposure to payday lender Wonga has been removed…

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