Dr Rowan Williams

  • December 23, 2012

    In his final BBC Thought for the Day before retiring, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has talked about the corruption of a gun-toting culture.

  • December 23, 2012

    In his final Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4, on Saturday 22 December 2012, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, talked about the recent killings in Connecticut and discounted the argument often put forward that "it's not guns that kill, it's people".

  • December 11, 2012

    Dr Rowan Williams, who retires as Archbishop of Canterbury in January 2013, is to become chair of the board of trustees of Christian Aid.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • March 19, 2012

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

  • March 18, 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.

  • March 17, 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.

  • December 27, 2011

    The Archbishop of Canterbury says Christmas challenges individuals and whole societies alike not to build lives based on selfishness and fear.