People of faith often admit to having doubts about the existence of God but the Archbishop of Canterbury surprised many when he voiced his own internal tussle with belief. He told a gathering that he sometimes struggled with doubts over whether God existed although he did say that his faith always triumphed in the end. VoR's Brendan Cole spoke to Gillan Scott, deputy editor of the religious blog Archbishop Cranmer.
The South African former Anglican bishop Desmond Tutua has offered support for the campaign for assisted dying and is calling for laws that criminalise assisted death to be scrapped. His call comes in the week that Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying bill receives its second reading in the House of Lords.
In a surprise change of stance, the former leader of the Church of England George Carey said today that he would support a British bill to allow assisted suicide in some circumstances. In his first intervention in the debate, the current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby reiterated his and the Church's opposition to the bill, ahead of its second reading next week in parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords.
Street and slum children are the most vulnerable to environmental hazards, climate change and natural disasters., according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in his Easter letter. His comments come as millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter. 7,000 worshippers gathered in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has ignored calls by critics to stay out of politics in his first New Year address as leader of the Church of England. He said that the biggest priority in the austerity-hit UK is tackling poverty, and it is impossible to do this and stay out of the political fray. VoR’s Brendan Cole reports.
The head of the Church of England, Archbishop Justin Welby has called on the British government to do more to protect Christians in the Middle East. Last month in Egypt alone, around 100 Christian sites were attacked, with 42 churches destroyed. VoR’s Juliet Spare reports.