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VIDEO: Anglican moderator of WCC reflects on pilgrimage

Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee, from the Anglican Church of Kenya reflects on the concept of pilgrimage and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace from an African perspective.

“The historical part of this pilgrimage is for us to affirm our identity as children of God, created in the image of God, as we journey with others globally, in search of just peace”, she says.

The concept of pilgrim doesn’t necessarily find an easy linguistic translation in all the languages of her continent, she notes, but thinking about movement, there is an opportunity to seek peace, and transform those structures that perpetuate and enhance injustice.

More on the WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.

07 May 2015 | YouTube | Open media

VIDEO: 'Prayer is one of the most dangerous things anyone can ever do'

Speaking at a 24-7 Prayer 'Boiler Room' in Guildford, UK, recently, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said that when we meet Jesus in prayer we are 'introduced to our true identity'.

In his talk the Archbishop said: "The question of 'Who am I? Who am I really? What is my true identity...' [is] at the heart of most philosophy; it’s at the heart of most religion of all faiths everywhere; finding who one is – either to escape it, or to be it, or to become it completely, or to change it. And the incredible thing about meeting Jesus [in prayer] is we are introduced to our true identity, and we spend the rest of our lives discovering what that means in practice.”

28 April 2015 | Vimeo | Open media

VIDEO: Archbishop Welby's message to Global Citizen Earth Day rally

The Archbishop of Canterbury sent a message to the Global Citizen Earth Day rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 18.

The major event brought together international policymakers, NGOs and artists calling for immediate action to end extreme poverty and address climate change.

Find out more about the event

20 April 2015 | YouTube | Open media

VIDEO: Archbishop Welby's Holy Week lectures

Archbishop Justin Welby reflects on prayer, reconciliation and evangelism in three lectures at Canterbury Cathedral during Holy Week 2015.

The lectures mirror the Archbishop’s three priorities for his ministry.

This, the first lecture, ‘The Risk of Prayer’, focuses on the renewal of prayer and the Religious (monastic) life, which the Archbishop says has always been a vital precondition for the Church’s renewal throughout history. 

In the second, ‘The Cost of Reconciliation’, he explores the Gospel call for all Christians to be peacemakers, and considers the profound sacrifices involved in loving others despite deeply-held differences. 

In the final lecture, ‘The Celebration of Witness’, he sets out a vision in which every Christian shares their faith in Jesus through words and actions. 

Watch all three lectures.  

14 April 2015 | YouTube | Open media

VIDEO: Middle East interview with Archbishop Welby

In an interview with SAT-7, the Christian TV station based in the Middle East, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke about the suffering of Christians in the region, among other topics.

Interview starts at 04:55.

10 April 2015 | YouTube | Open media

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Archbishop of Canterbury speaks in House of Lords about London attack

Speaking in Britain’s Upper Chamber, the House of Lords, about the attack in Westminster on Wednesday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has paid tribute to victims and first responders, speaking of the “deep values" in British society. 

Theologian defends universities against charges they are seedbeds of "political correctness"

Theologian Dr Mike Higton, a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, has presented the fourth Dr Rowan Williams Annual CUAC Lecture, sponsored by Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion. It was given at Trinity College, Toronto, earlier this month.

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.