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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.

June 2017

Archbishop preaches at service for the new Parliament
28 June 2017
Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon at the Service for the New Parliament at St Margaret's, Westminster,…

February 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on child refugees
9 February 2017
Responding to the government's announcement on child refugees and the Dubs Amendment, Archbishop Justin…

December 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury's speech on Syria
2 December 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby's speech in today's Lords debate on UK military intervention in Syria.

November 2015

Archbishop's speech at Lord Mayor's Banquet
17 November 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby said the UK needs a financial centre for the good of all in his speech at the…

September 2015

'Disagreeing well on Europe': Church launches new EU website
1 September 2015
Archbishop writes first post on new website seeking ‘new ways of disagreeing well on Europe’.

June 2015

Capitalism must 'draw alongside the suffering', says Archbishop
26 June 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby spoke to leaders of business, finance and public policy at 2015 Conference on…

Archbishop to speak at Inclusive Capitalism conference
25 June 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury will be in conversation at the 2015 Conference on Inclusive Capitalism being…

Archbishop preaches at service for new Parliament
9 June 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury preached today at the Service for the New Parliament at St Margaret's Church,…

May 2015

Archbishop appoints new lead bishop in the Lords
18 May 2015
The Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart, has been appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as Convenor…

April 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury's remarks at Brixton Prison
23 April 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby's remarks during the Prison Fellowship lunch today at The Clink restaurant, HM…

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