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Justin Welby has most recently been quoted in an article called Justin Welby unable to give 'straight answer' on whether gay sex is sinful. Justin Welby said, “I know that the church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the church is – deeply against gay sex.”. Justin Welby has been quoted a grand total of 34 times in 18 articles.
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Jun 25 2017 - Brexit

For that to happen would be a disaster if our negotiators, faced with the united determination of the EU, go into the room without confidence in their backing in the UK. It might turn us inwards and forfeit the opportunity to be a country the world admires and blesses for our generosity and vision. Obviously it would be under the authority of parliament, especially the Commons. It would need to be cross-party and chaired by a senior politician, on privy council terms. It could not bind parliament, but well-structured it could draw much of the poison from the debate.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Sex

The church colluded and concealed rather than seeking to help those who were brave enough to come forward. This is inexcusable and shocking behavior.feedback

May 11 2017

We know we don't know anything. Everything you say here has to be qualified with the comment that it's not as simple as that. Everything has to be seen in the light of a history that stretches back further than any other conflict in the world.feedback

May 11 2017 - Israel

I think we probably felt that with Hannah. There was something that had been really wonderful about her life. Not high and prissy in any way at all but full of faith, deep faith in Jesus Christ, profound commitment to her friends, fun, amusing, gentle and a really extraordinary daughter to her parents.feedback

May 11 2017 - Israel

As a parish priest, I took 500, 600, 700 funerals. You hear what's said about people and on the whole people stick to saying no ill of the dead. But sometimes you get a different harmony in the tunes that they sing about the person they've lost, and a harmony that is deeper and more beautiful than normal.feedback

May 10 2017 - Israel

We know from history in this region that determined leadership by the president of the United States, together with patient working by lots of other people in the background, often unknown, can tip things very, very decisively. People have lots of views about President Trump but when he comes here my prayer for him is that he will be filled with determination and courage and be given gifts of wisdom that will make a difference.feedback

May 10 2017 - Israel

His office has the capacity to make a difference. It's one of the very few offices in the world outside this region that does. And so we pray for him to be able to do that.feedback

May 10 2017 - Israel

You would have to be hard-hearted to go to Hebron and not come away with a sense of being overwhelmed by the extent of the problems … When you see the depths of those divisions, it does bear down on one.feedback

May 09 2017

There cannot be peace without every person in the region – Israeli, Israeli-Jewish, Israeli-Arab, Palestinian, all of them – being sure they can pursue their lives, pursue their aims, without fearing the bomb or the bullet, without fearing persecution.feedback

May 09 2017

It does seem, listening to many, that internationally perhaps the planets are aligning. Perhaps a moment of opportunity is coming that may not repeat itself for a while. As a Christian, as a religious leader, my hope and prayer is that we can find a way within the region of confidence being rebuilt. There are many surprises in this world at the moment. Perhaps there might be a surprise that would be of unqualified joy to the whole world, that would unravel so many issues, if there could be progress in dealing with the tragedy that has been here for so long.feedback

May 09 2017

I see them using weapons of war to bring hope of peace.feedback

May 09 2017

Just because in a political campaign various words get bandied around, I don't think Christians should give up and say we don't have the copyright of the word any longer. We do, and stability is ours, thank you. Christian faith doesn't fit on to a left/right spectrum. You can pick bits out and say 'oh, that's very rightwing', you can go to the next bit and say 'oh, they're a bunch of trendy lefties', and you keep going to and fro. We're not on the same axis.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Refugees

The role of the U.N. Secretary General's Special Envoy on Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt, is one that has been extraordinary. What she said just now sums up so beautifully the issues we are facing, and puts it so precisely in terms of the challenge that there is. It's wonderful that she has committed her time, her energy, and has taken great personal risks in order to be able to speak authentically as to what she's done.feedback

Mar 07 2017

It would be "dangerous and unwise and wrong" to reduce the terms of divorce from Brussels "to the result of a binary yes-no choice taken last summer.feedback

Mar 07 2017

Even if circumstances change ... even if they change drastically, a dangerous and overcomplicated process is the result of a referendum. Division of our country is not a mere fact to be navigated around like a rock in a stream, but something to be healed, to be challenged and to be changed.feedback

Mar 07 2017

It will add to our divisions, it will deepen the bitterness. It is not democratic. It is unwise.feedback

Jun 12 2016

We are going to make a choice that will change the lives of all of us, and the next generations, both for this country and indirectly for much of Europe. Britain's vision for its future "cannot be only about ourselves.feedback

Jun 12 2016

The EU came together in a Europe broken beyond description by war, and has shaped a continent which until recently has contributed to more human flourishing, and more social care, than at any time in European history.feedback

Oct 22 2013

As a nation we're celebrating the birth of someone who in due course will be the head of state. That's extraordinary. It gives you this sense of forward looking, of the forwardness of history as well as the backwardness of history, and what a gift to have this new life and to look forward.feedback

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