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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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September 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury's Rosh Hoshanah 2017 message
20 September 2017
Archbishop Justin Welby's message to all those celebrating Rosh Hoshanah:

September 2016

Archbishop: 'We must stand together against antisemitism'
26 September 2016
Read the Archbishop's contribution to 'Lessons Learned: Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust',…

May 2016

Archbishop welcomes faith leaders to Lambeth Palace
20 May 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury hosted the annual interfaith reception at Lambeth Palace last night.

April 2016

Archbishop's XI to play Roman Catholic and Muslim teams
14 April 2016
Anglican XI to face Vatican XI for third time in September. Teams will then take part in tournament with…

February 2016

Lecture: 'The Generational Struggle' - ending religiously justified violence
9 February 2016
Read the Archbishop's lecture on ending religiously justified violence, delivered at Queen's University…

January 2016

Archbishop Justin's message for Holocaust Memorial Day
27 January 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury said today the memory of the Holocaust dead "cries out for our active defence…

October 2015

Archbishop Justin addresses Muslim Council of Wales
2 October 2015
The Archbishop urged faith groups to "go the extra mile" for the common good in this speech at the Muslim…

July 2015

Archbishop delivers lecture on religiously motivated violence - video
20 July 2015
At Liverpool John Moores University today, Archbishop Justin Welby delivered a Roscoe Lecture entitled…

An Eid al-Fitr 2015 message from Archbishop Justin Welby
17 July 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury wishes "Eid Mubarak" to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

June 2015

Archbishop and Grand Imam meet with Prince Charles
11 June 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar met with Prince Charles at Clarence House.

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