Rowan Williams

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...

Felicity A Morse

Abu Qatada Or Mitt Romney For The BBC's Next DG?

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Following George Entwistle's resignation from the BBC speculation has been rife over who will take up the top job. Media commentators have weighed...

What Can We Expect From The New Archbishop?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

Justin Welby, the former oil executive who opposes gay marriage, has been confirmed as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, succeeding Dr Rowan Williams...

"I Sometimes Do Think, I Shouldn't Have Said That'

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended his outspoken record on issues such as the Iraq war and sharia law, insisting that his role is not to be "to...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Apologises After Child Protection Failures

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised after a report into the protection of children and vulnerable adults showed that safeguarding had fallen ...

Warning Over Women Bishops Vote

PA | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned warring factions within the Church of England that they must show they care for each other on the eve of a key...

Welcome to the Big Nudge

Dave Clements | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

The Big Society is, he says, 'designed to conceal a deeply damaging withdrawal of the state from its responsibilities to the most vulnerable'. The vulnerable - a group that the great and the good ill-define the better to hide behind them. You get the Big Society you deserve I suppose.