Archbishop of Canterbury says reconciled church can dispel “fear of the ‘other’”

Posted Jun 6, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of the danger that “fear of the other” poses to “Christian witness and presence.” Speaking to the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches, meeting in Novi Sad, Serbia, he said that churches working together can help to break down the walls that others seek to build. “The church breaks across boundaries and frontiers as if they did not exist,” he said. “By being in Christ, I am made one by God in a family that stretches around the world and crosses cultural, linguistic and ecumenical frontiers, driven by the spirit who breaks down all the walls that we seek to erect.”

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