What kind of leader is Justin Welby?

One of the books I read over the summer was Andrew Atherstone’s fascinating biography of Justin Welby. It is a considerably expanded version of  the short book which Atherstone wrote immediately after it was announced that Welby would be Archbishop. The first thing which strikes you in opening the book is the thoroughness of the research. Atherstone has … Continue Reading

The Archbishop, Gay Marriage and Violence: What are the issues?

Sadly, but perhaps inevitably, Archbishop Justin’s excellent and wide-ranging LBC phone-in (transcript here and recording here) in which he talked about food banks, Jesus as defining who God is for us, poverty, church and politics, climate change has, in reporting, been almost wholly reduced to one short exchange responding to one of a number of … Continue Reading

Sexual Revolution: Responding Reasonably and Faithfully

Andrew Goddard explores the challenges facing the Pilling Group

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Visit of Holiness

As Rowan Williams moves from being Archbishop of Canterbury to Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, a poem written in 2003 following his visit to St Mary Islington

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Fulcrum Statement on the Appointment of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury

Fulcrum Statement on the Appointment of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury "Fulcrum is delighted at the announcement of Bishop Justin Welby's appointment to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop Justin's warm support for women bishops, and his considerable international experience in and beyond the Anglican Communion will hold him in good stead as … Continue Reading