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Justin Welby is passionate about Reconciliation and made it one of his three top priorities when he became Archbishop of Canterbury. He says that reconciliation is not the ending of all difference but the transformation of how we deal with difference, and that it takes a lifetime.
In conversation with Paula Gooder, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, they will talk about how real reconciliation can be achieved whether between nations, in our personal relationships or within ourselves, as well as what difference the pandemic has made, whether religion is a part of the solution or the problem, and where he finds hope.
Justin Welby became the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013. He was previously a Canon of Coventry Cathedral where he jointly led its international reconciliation work, working extensively in Africa and the Middle East. In 2017, Archbishop Justin was invited to join UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation – the only faith leader on the panel.
Paula Gooder is the Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a leading Biblical scholar. Her latest book is The Parables (Canterbury Press, 2020), in her Biblical Explorations series.
The event is free, but if you are able to make a donation to the continuing learning programme at St Paul’s Cathedral when you register for the event we would be very grateful.