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Abp Welby: Recent persecution poses 'generational' threat

Posted on: May 7, 2015 2:28 PM
Photo Credit: Lambeth Palace

[The Telegraph] Religious leaders risk fuelling extremism by pretending that all faiths are basically the same, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.

The Most Revd Justin Welby said faith leaders seemed desperate to hide behind “bland” and “anaemic” statements about what they have in common rather than facing up to the “profound differences” between them.

But he warned that the pretence that mainstream religions agree on everything is simply “dishonest” and risks leaving them impotent to halt the spread of extremism.

His comments came in address to the annual dinner of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in London.

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 Read the full text of the Archbishop's speech at the Board of Deputies of British Jews President’s Dinner.