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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 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.

February 2015

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.

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…

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