Published by Sam Swyer on Tue, 2 Jul 2019 09:10

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called for people to “put the truth out” on social media as he visited Facebook's UK headquarters yesterday.

As part of a live Q&A the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, launched the digital charter and social media guidelines and encouraged Christians and others to sign up to it.

The charter is centred on the five principles of: truth, kindness, welcome, inspiration and togetherness, and the opportunity for people to sign-up to show they support the principles.

It is hoped that people of all faiths and none will use the charter to consider how their own online interactions can affect others, both for good and bad.

Archbishop Justin Welby said:

“Social media has transformed the way we live our lives. As Christians we are called to engage in a way which is shaped by the example of Jesus.

“As we respond to the call on each of us to be witnesses to Jesus Christ, I encourage all of us to consider how we live our lives as witnesses online. 

“Each time we interact online we have the opportunity either to add to currents of cynicism and abuse or to choose instead to share light and grace.

“My prayer is that through these guidelines and charter we can encourage regular and not-so-regular churchgoers, sceptics and those who are surprised to find themselves interested, to be open to think and experience more of the Christian faith.”

We've signed up and encourage you to do the same. If you would like to sign up to the charter, please do so here

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