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Church of Ireland urges freedom of religion and expression as country prepares for blasphemy referendum

Voters in Ireland will take part in a referendum next Friday (26 October) to decide whether to abolish the country’s blasphemy laws.

19 October 2018

Archbishop of Canterbury convenes high-level Commonwealth freedom of religion discussion

Parliamentarians and religious leaders from 11 countries gathered at Lambeth Palace for two-days of discussions on religious freedom.

19 April 2018

Missouri faith leaders unite against proposals to ease restrictions on guns in sacred spaces

Faith leaders in Missouri have united against a draft Bill which would make it easier for gun owners to carry weapons in places of worship.

13 April 2018

Anglican Communion to play active role in next week’s Commonwealth leaders’ meeting

Preparations are almost complete for the biennial meeting of leaders from 53 countries in the Commonwealth of Nations in London.

10 April 2018

Lambeth Palace gathering to strengthen religious liberty as Commonwealth leaders meet

Parliamentarians and religious leaders from around the Commonwealth will meet to discuss ways to strengthen religious liberty.

23 March 2018

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia visits Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace

Archbishop Justin Welby and Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed religious freedom in Saudia Arabia and the Yemen conflict.

08 March 2018

Anglican Communion Secretary General discusses Indonesian religious liberty

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has raised the issue of religious freedom during discussions with Indonesian officials.

19 December 2017

Equality demanded for Dalit Christians and Muslims

Churches in India held a “black day” of protest last week against the continuing discrimination faced by Christians and Muslims in the country’s caste system. 

15 August 2016

Hong Kong Primate says China cross removals must stop

Archbishop says campaign damages religious freedom, asks state leaders to find peaceful solution

10 August 2015

Religious beliefs are 'core part of what it is to be human' - Abp Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury says freedom to practice religious beliefs must be protected

16 July 2015