Rowan Williams

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November 2, 2011

This article by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams was first published in The Financial Times newspaper.

It has sometimes been said in recent years that the Church of England is still used by British society as a stage on which to conduct by proxy the arguments that society itself...

October 6, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Oct. 6 began a three-nation, eight-day visit to Africa during which he hopes to discuss the persecution and harassment of Christians with Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe.

"My visit to Africa is not political, it is a pastoral visit. What...

October 3, 2011

As Zimbabweans prepared to welcome Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams this week in a visit designed to support Anglicans under siege from a renegade ex-bishop, the former cleric himself said he would snub the Anglican Communion leader.

Anglicans in Zimbabwe are embroiled in a fight...

August 30, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is planning to visit Zimbabwe in October as part of a wider trip to Africa and hopes to meet with President Robert Mugabe to discuss a brutal dispute over church properties.

Williams will be visiting Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia as part of "a...

July 20, 2011

"We cannot wait for politicians to sort things out, we have got to make a difference ourselves," the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, told reporters at the conclusion of a two-day conference at Lambeth Palace on "Christians in the Holy Land," which he jointly hosted with Archbishop...

June 23, 2011

The church must be clear about the need to care for the environment, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said in Nairobi June 23 while addressing a symposium discussing the mission of the church in the 21st century. "Caring for the environment is caring for our children, our grandchildren,...

October 19, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has deplored attempts by governments in Europe to prohibit Muslim women from publicly wearing the burqa, a garment that covers the entire body.

"Governments should have better things to do than ban the burqa," Williams, the leader of the worldwide...

October 19, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has led celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Church of North India, which was formed by six Protestant denominations, including Anglicans, in 1970.

At the end of a three-hour Oct. 15 thanksgiving service at Nagpur in central India,...

October 11, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has begun a 16-day visit to India by paying tribute to Mother Teresa at her tomb in Kolkata, the north eastern city once known as Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal state.

"The Archbishop of Canterbury had expressed a desire to visit Mother...

September 9, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has spoken out against a Florida-based evangelical Christian pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, calling it a "deeply deplorable" act that should be "strongly condemned by all people." Williams said that threats by Pastor Terry Jones of...

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