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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:

November 2014

'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…

June 2014

Archbishop addresses National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast
17 June 2014
Speaking in Westminster today the Archbishop said the global 21st century church must - as Pope Francis…

May 2014

Archbishop visits CofE school to launch anti-homophobic bullying plans
12 May 2014
There is "no justification" for homophobic bullying whatever a person's view on gay relationships, said…

April 2014

Archbishop Justin blogs: 'A Christian country?'
24 April 2014
Our society‚Äôs laws and values 'have been shaped and founded on Christianity' says Archbishop Justin.…

Archbishop Justin and Cardinal Nichols introduce Listen To God: Hear the Poor
4 April 2014
Introducing their week of prayer 'Listen To God: Hear the Poor', the Archbishops are encouraging people…

February 2014

Expansion of Near Neighbours programme 'gives huge opportunities' says Archbishop Justin
27 February 2014
During a visit to a community centre in South London this morning, the Archbishop of Canterbury praised…

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