rowan williams

  • 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.

  • 19 Mar 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".

  • 19 Mar 2012

    The World Council of Churches has expressed admiration for Dr Rowan Williams' significant contribution to the ecumenical movement over several years.

  • 18 Mar 2012

    Christian Aid has paid tribute to Dr Rowan Williams, who has announced that he is to step down as Archbishop of Canterbury later this year.

  • 18 Mar 2012

    The next Archbishop will be chosen by the great and the good, sprinkled with some local diocesan worthies, observes Graeme Smith. They will weigh up the diverse and competing needs of the Church of England, the Anglican Communion, the British State, and the diocese of Canterbury. They will receive submissions, take soundings and consult widely before reaching their considered opinion. But is not a less oligarchical and hierarchical way forward possible?

  • 17 Mar 2012

    Lobbying has begun in the Church of England with the news that Dr Rowan Williams is vacating the post of Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of the year.

  • 3 Mar 2012

    As Lenten continues, I share two items that I suggest are 'a must-watch' and 'a must-read' for reflecting on Christian and human concerns far and wide.

  • 23 Feb 2012

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, former Oxford don and outspoken atheist Dr Richard Dawkins and philosopher Professor Anthony Kenny engaged in a public discussion of the origin of human life in Oxford today.

  • 21 Feb 2012

    The Archbishop of canterbury is due to deliver a lecture on 'Faith, human rights and human dignity' of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva at the invitation of the WCC.

  • 19 Jan 2012

    Senior representatives of Christian Churches in Britain have met with Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas at Lambeth Palace.