The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that the “Just War” criteria have been met to justify military action against Daesh (IS, ISIL, ISIS) in Syria; but warned that merely bombing Daesh targets would “confirm their dreadful belief that what they are doing is the will of God.” He called for a holistic approach to tackling Daesh, which should include a “global theological component”.
02 December 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed the use of military intervention in the fight against Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or IS). His backing came during a debate at the Church of England’s General Synod this week on a motion about the refugee crisis.
27 November 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken of the “utterly heart-breaking” attacks in Paris earlier this month, during an interview for the BBC television worship programme Songs of Praise.
23 November 2015
THE former Archbishop of Canterbury this week (17 November) criticised sections of the media for "dehumanising" Islamic State.
19 November 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury says freedom to practice religious beliefs must be protected
16 July 2015
Letter urges Ethiopian churches to follow reconciling example of Jesus and to resist the temptation to hate
21 April 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury expresses solidarity in meetings with religious and political leaders
20 April 2015
"The...[IS] video had sent shockwaves through the whole Christian community, as well as ordinary Libyan families." - Revd Eban Baskra Vasihar
02 March 2015