In a speech aimed at calming the warring factions within the C of E and the worldwide Anglican Communion, Rowan Williams apologised to gay people but said that unelected bishops were right to oppose equality legislation.
Campaigners have today launched new legal action with regard to the activities of the Royal Bank of Scotland on human rights and the environment, in areas such as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has strongly criticised the inhuman UK policy on asylum seekers and has also spoken against the anti-homosexuality bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, has written a letter to Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni expressing concern and alarm at the country's draconian anti-homosexuality bill.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.
The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.
The election of the Anglican Communion's first openly lesbian bishop has been questioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who continues to face criticism for not speaking out publicly against the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.