rowan williams

  • 21 Nov 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.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    An announcement was made from Downing Street today that the Rt Rev Justin Welby, Anglican Bishop of Durham, will be the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • 1 Nov 2012

    Plans for a conference of arms dealers at Church House, administrative HQ of the Church of England, have provoked shock, sadness and concern among Christians and others.

  • 22 Oct 2012

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

  • 3 Sep 2012

    The Anglican Bishop of Chichester says he is "profoundly ashamed" that the Church in his area has failed to protect children from abuse.

  • 29 Jun 2012

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, argued in his recent Magna Carta lecture against the idea of a fully elected second chamber at Westminster. As the debate about Lords reform continues, political theologian Graeme Smith seeks to show why the Archbishop is wrong to put his faith in an oligarchic form of democracy rather than one based on full electoral accountability.

  • 6 Jun 2012

    The Daily Mail has criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury for comments on "ludicrous financial greed" and "environmental recklessness" in his Diamond Jubilee sermon.

  • 23 May 2012

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed scepticism about the feasibility and desirability of independence for Scotland.

  • 2 Apr 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.

  • 19 Mar 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.