Category - archbishop rowan williams

  • March 13, 2014

    A couple of days ago, I sat in a packed church in a Cambridgeshire village to hear Rowan Williams speak about food banks. The former Archbishop of Canterbury was measured and carefully non-party political in his observations. His address was a model of the power which is exercised when discernment is coupled with commitment to truth and justice.

  • August 20, 2013

    Rowan Williams will speak at Resurgence's Festival of Wellbeing on the pursuit of knowledge, its effect on relationships and as a "source of frustration and injustice".

  • August 15, 2013

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has admitted his concerns about having let LGBT people down during his time in office.

  • January 1, 2013

    As the New Year arrives, Dr Rowan Williams is enjoying his first day formally free of the responsibilities of being Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • November 21, 2012

    The Church of England needs a reality check about the way it is perceived and the way it operates, the Archbishop of Canterbury has declared.

  • October 22, 2012

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has begun a campaign to persuade Church of England General Synod members to back women bishops.

  • June 20, 2012

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has challenged the ‘myths’ around international development, praising the overseas aid budget for its value for money.

  • April 2, 2012

    What seems to have crystallised as the key to Archbishop Rowan Williams’ recent (somewhat early) resignation from his job, and as head of the global Anglican Communion, is the issue of sexuality. But, Alison Jasper suggests, this is part of a wider matrix of power and position connected to the deployment of the discursive category ‘religion’ and to the secular state acquiring a normative status.

  • March 19, 2012

    Rowan Williams' archbishopric was and is far from perfect, says Simon Barrow. Of course. But if we too readily dismiss the attempts of humane, spiritual and thoughtful people like Dr Williams to point out that our difficulties are not just about someone else’s blockheadedness, we may be nearer the idiocratic realm and further from the hoped-for realm of God and of reason than we think.

  • March 19, 2012

    Time and again in the midst of "events, dear boy, events" (Harold Macmillan's famous response to an interrogation about what is the biggest difficulty in being Prime Minister), I keep coming back to Dutch theologian Harry Kuitert's observation that while "everything is politics, politics is not everything".