Posts Tagged ‘Rowan Williams’

Former Archbishop of Canterbury declares Britain is post-Christian

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Britain is now a post-Christian country, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Williams of Oystermouth, has declared. In an interview with The Telegraph, Lord Williams said Britain is no longer a nation of believers. While the country is not populated exclusively by atheists, the former archbishop warns that the era of regular and widespread worship Read more

Rowan Williams defeats Richard Dawkins in religion debate

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has defeated the prominent atheist Richard Dawkins in a debate on religion at the University of Cambridge in England. Students voted 324-136 against Dawkins’ argument that religion has no place in the 21st century. “Religion has always been a matter of community building, a matter of building Read more

New Zealand Archbishop named Anglican Church’s representative at Vatican

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The Bishop of Waikato has been appointed as the Anglican Church’s representative to the Catholic Church. Archbishop David Moxon is currently the Bishop of Waikato, Senior Bishop of the New Zealand Dioceses and an Archbishop of the Anglican Church in New Zealand and Polynesia. He will step down from these roles in April and expects Read more

Anglican archbishops regret defeat for women bishops

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Both the Archbishop of Canterbury and his newly-appointed successor are dismayed at the defeat of a proposal to ordain women as bishops in the Church of England. After hours of debate, the proposal for women bishops won the required two-thirds majority from the general synod’s house of bishops and house of clergy, but was four Read more

Rowan Williams en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Rowan Williams, archevêque de Canterbury et chef de l’Église anglicane, a entamé ce week-end une visite officielle de cinq jours en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, en compagnie de son épouse Jane Williams, rapporte la radio nationale. Au cours de ce périple papou, ce dirigeant religieux devrait rencontrer les plus hautes autorités de l’État, dont le Gouverneur Général (représentant Read more

Anglicans to job-share Archbishop of Canterbury role

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Anglican Church is planning to appoint a ‘presidential’ figure to oversee the day-to-day running of the Church. Dr Rowan Williams made the plans known in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, saying the ‘president’ would oversee the Anglican communion and its 77 million members, leaving the Archbishop of Canterbury free to concentrate on running Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury expresses forthright views

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will step down later this year. He is described as “Britain’s foremost theologian” in an article by Toby Helm and Julian Coman in the Guardian. “In an incendiary book”, called Faith in the Public Square, the Archbishop is forthright in his views about such topics as the Big Society: “‘Big Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit New Zealand before he resigns

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced his resignation. Dr Rowan Williams says he will quit at the end of the year to return to academic life. He has accepted a position as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University. Hinting at the pressures of the job, he said he hoped his successor would have ‘the constitution of Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to address New Evangelisation synod

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Pope Benedict has invited the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to give some theological reflections at October’s world Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation. “I’m being invited to give some theological reflections on the nature of mission, the nature of evangelization, and I’m extremely honored to be invited to do this,” Williams told Vatican Read more

Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury pray together in Rome

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the Church of England, on Saturday afternoon gave thanks together on the 1000th anniversary of the Camaldoli monastic community and celebrated Vespers in the church of St Gregory on the Caelian Hill. Williams is the third successive archbishop of Canterbury to visit San Gregorio Read more