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Opinion: Reducing our overseas aid commitment at this critical time is morally wrong, politically foolish and an act of national self-harm, writes the Archbishop of Canterbury

TONIGHT: "Reaching 0.7... was one of the great moral achievements of this country in the last 20 years." Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby  tells #Newsnight  that reported UK government plans to cut the overseas aid budget "would be a really serious setback" 22:45 on @BBCTwo 

TONIGHT: "If you love people, you will see them in a way that is safe. And it is possible." - Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby  on household mixing at Christmas WATCH at 22:45 on @BBCTwo  #Newsnight  |

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve Barclay says the UK will still spend "significantly more" on foreign aid than Italy, France, US, Japan and Canada The Archbishop of Canterbury says cutting UK overseas aid is "shameful and wrong" #PoliticsLive 

The Archbishop of Canterbury called the government's £5 billion cut in foreign aid spending "shameful and wrong" and charities said it would cost lives

🗣️"We’re minimising the risks to civil war… risks to women" Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams tells @annaefoster  the benefits of overseas aid and why he's "dispirited" by the decision in the Spending Review to cut the budget 📲Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby : “If we stop the virus, it will also inject a vaccine of hope into the global economy.”

When Covid-19 hit in March, the Church of England closed all its buildings. In hindsight, was that right? Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby  says perhaps not: “With the knowledge we have now, personally I think I was too strict. I think I’m not convinced I got that one right.”

“I cannot tell you the shame that I feel, that so many around me feel, and horror… It's our institution. We failed.” – Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby  reflects on sexual abuse within the Church of England, and what measures are being put in place in response.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has urged people to return to church on Christmas Day, as social distancing rules are relaxed over the festive period


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After religious leaders signed a letter condemning the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China, Maajid Nawaz called on Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury to join in condemnation. @MaajidNawaz 

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man.

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man.

Just caught the Archbishop of Canterbury's new year's message. 'You could volunteer at a foodbank...' That's how normalised it's become. Shouldn't the senior churchman in Britain be apoplectic with rage that we have foodbanks in 2020? Nah, extreme poverty is the new normal

The gospel group The Kingdom Choir performed ‘Stand By Me’ at the royal wedding, before the Archbishop of Canterbury led Harry and Meghan’s vows.

"It’s as if we are creating, or at least helping to maintain, the very conflicts whose terrible effects we then spend money on mitigating." Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, on the Tories' disastrous and counterproductive foreign policy.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is right. It is unacceptable that companies like Amazon pay workers wages so low that they have to rely on government programs just to survive, while paying nothing in federal income taxes.

"The gig economy, zero hours contract, is nothing new. It is simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil." The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, tells the TUC that some people see the "oppression of the employed as a virtue".

The actual Prince of Wales & a former Archbishop of Canterbury are currently implicated in a paedophile cover up. The abject silence of Tommy Yobinson supporters tells you all you need to know about what really motivates them.

BREAKING BULLS**T: Pogba to Chelsea, Neymar to United, and I'm going to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury.