News by email Donate


Lambeth Palace
UK News

Angelina Jolie and Justin Welby discuss refugee crisis

The pair sat down at Lambeth Palace in order to discuss the refugee crisis, sexual violence in conflict and South Sudan.

Justin Welby

The Oscar-winning actress was appointed as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012.

Archbishop Welby has met Jolie before; they first crossed paths at the opening of the Centre for Peace and Security at the London School of Economics in 2015.

Justin Welby

At the event, Jolie spoke about ending sexual violence against women in war.

Archbishop Welby said of her at the time that her work with the UN was "extraordinary".

"It's wonderful that she has committed her time, her energy, and has taken great personal risks in order to be able to speak authentically as to what she's done," he said.

Justin Welby

Jolie has been in Europe to mark the fifth anniversary of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative launched in 2012.

At a speech in Geneva on Wednesday, she spoke out against the "rising tide of nationalism masquerading as populism."

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email