Durham U.K. Bishop Speaks Out for the Poor and Reconciliation

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Rt Rev Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, called for the Church to stand up for the world's poor, when he addressed the Anglican Alliance for Development at Bishopthorpe, York, in a keynote speech called 'Good News for the Poor - at home and in the wider world' on Monday 30th April.

During his keynote address, Bishop Justin said: "The question that faces the church both domestically and internationally, is that of what is human flourishing, good news, amidst the deep poverty that still grips many parts of the world and the utter spiritual bankruptcy and increasing material poverty in slump hit Britain?

"Our good news must be unique, because the radicality of the gospel calls us to a sense of what we are doing and saying utterly different from all other groups. The language of our good news is not GDP, output and so forth, though they are part of the means, it is human flourishing in a context of love. The tools of our good news is the unique ones of reconciliation and peace, with its fellow travellers of generosity, community and self-giving love.

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