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Archbishop of Canterbury’s homily at Trinity Wall Street, New York

“The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned vicars against filling their sermons with “moral claptrap” about being “a bit nicer” to everyone.

The Most Rev Justin Welby said religion should never be reduced simply to a code of morality instead of an active faith in which people are willing to “get [their] hands dirty”.

He added that the message of Christianity was so radical that it could be mistaken for a call to “violent revolution”, were it not for its emphasis on peaceful means.

His comments came in a homily at an evensong at Trinity Church on Wall Street New York which has been published online by Lambeth Palace.”

By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor                                                                                                                     Daily Telegraph 27th January 2015

The Archbishop’s homily can also be found on our Sermons page (under the 23rd January 2015).

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