Rowan Williams

The Struggle to Free Raif Badawi

John Sargeant | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The struggle I care about is to set Raif, and all those that would dare to think and speak their mind, free.

12 Times That Prove 'Meddling' Church Has Always Stuck Its Nose Into Politics

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

The Church of England's leading bishops have claimed they have a "duty" to discuss politics - but their 52-page manifesto for the general election has...

Rowan Williams Lambasts 'Marketisation Of Politics' With Opinion Polls And Televised Debates

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

A former archbishop of Canterbury has lambasted the "marketisation of politics" in Britain, blaming US Presidential-style televised debates and analys...

Honouring Peter Gilbert - a Giant Voice for Spirituality's Role in Compassionate Care

Tony Lobl | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

When Rowan Williams uses the word "special" you take note. But when he mentions it three times in one sentence and prefaces it each time with the word "very" we're clearly being called to attention.

Britain 'A Post-Christian Country', Rowan Williams Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK

Britain is no longer a country of believers but rather has entered a "post-Christian" era, a former archbishop of Canterbury said. Lord Williams of...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Teflon Farage Is Riding High

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics

After an Easter break, the Morning Memo is back and here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 27 April 2014... 1) TEFLON FARAGE IS RIDING...

What Is The Biggest Threat To The Institution Of Marriage, According To The Ex-Archbishop?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The dream of a fairytale wedding - at vast expense - is a threat to the institution of marriage, the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr Rowan Will...

Christians Assumed To Be 'Homophobic, Misogynist, Reactionary'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Christians are often assumed to be homophobic, reactionary misogynists, as soon as they mention their faith in Jesus, the former Archbishop of Canterb...

Perpetuating Persecution: When Will the Church of England Condemn the Criminalization of LGBTI Identity?

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

The Church has been ominously quiet on the subject, despite the fact that in most jurisdictions where the Anglican Communion thrives criminalization remains.

Archbishop, Take a Page From the Book of Bono

Richard Taylor | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Taylor

I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in listening to the head of the Church of England pontificate about banking - I find it totally bizarre! It's like listening to George Osborne's view on wild trout fishing or Abu Qatada's view on last week's episode of Made in Chelsea (For the record, he thought it was 'totes amazing' but also kind of wishes a plague on both their houses).

This House Believes Religion Has No Place in the 21st Century

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

I don't think that any of the good things which religions do are unique, and nor are they able to counterbalance all of the terrible things which they have done, which they continue to do, and which have been done in their name.

Dawkins Attacks Religion As 'Pernicious Charlatan' In Debate With Archbishop

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

Prominent atheist professor Richard Dawkins described religion as "redundant and irrelevant" as he took on the former Archbishop of Canterbury in a de...

God V Science

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Professor Richard Dawkins and Dr Rowan Williams will debate the role of religion in the modern world at the Cambridge Union Society on Thursday night....

Archbishop Guest Edits Northern Echo As He Prepares For New Role

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK

The next Archbishop of Canterbury has guest edited his local paper in one of his last roles before taking on his new job. The Bishop of Durham The ...

Dr Rowan William's Final New Year Message Pays Tribute To 'Quiet Volunteers'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury used his final New Year Message to pay tribute to volunteers like the Olympic and Paralympic Games Makers who help commun...

'They Thought The Church Failed To Sort Its Business Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

The Church of England's rejection of women bishops damaged its credibility, the Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledged in his final Christmas sermon. ...

Archbishop's Call For Gun Control After 'Brutal Trauma' Of Sandy Hook

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury backed stricter gun controls in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, saying the ready availability of weapons in a...

Oh Come All Ye Tweetful!

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

The country's senior bishops are set to tweet their Christmas Day sermons for the first time this year in a Christmas Tweet campaign. The Archbisho...

Women Bishops - Refreshing the Executive Board of the Church of England

Ellee Seymour | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK
Ellee Seymour

The Church has failed to adjust to a world which has been rapidly changing around it - and the required internal reordering and thinking required to generate a place where there would be 'magic in working' within the church's core business. The numbers of women priests have risen year on year.

Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Hailed At General Synod

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

There were flowers, hugs and two prolonged standing ovations at the General Synod today for the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. T...

'We Have A Lot Of Explaining To Do,' Says Archbishop

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said the Church of England has a "lot of explaining" to do after rejecting legislation introducing th...

'Christian Doctrine Isn't Like Strictly Come Dancing'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England's bishops are to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday after legislation paving the way for the first women bishops narrowly fa...

'This Is Not About The Church, This Is About England'

Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Supporters of the failed legislation to ordain women bishops said they were "devastated" with many saying they felt they had been betrayed by the lay ...

The Failed Vote on Female Ordination Exposes the Church of England for Exactly What It Is...

Paul Vale | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Opponents of female ordination will no doubt see this as a victory for Christian traditionalism. That's no doubt true, but it's also a victory for bigotry, intolerance and small-mindedness, casting aside any chance of dragging the 500-year-old monolith a little closer to the modern world.

(PICTURES) Defeat For Women Bishops

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England has been plunged into turmoil after legislation introducing the first women bishops failed to clear its final hurdle at the Gene...